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Food shows you miss......

I miss the early Bobby Flay when he would cook with that guy from the south.The Two Fat Ladies,Keith Floyd cooks, Graham Kerr,Justin,the original Iron Chef. There should be another cooking channel devoted to these classics. Any you remember and miss ?

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  1. difficult to answer w/o being snarky.

    I DID like 2 Fat Ladies, but was that really a cooking show?

    "oh yesss, Daddy always had his pigeons flown up from 'Cay-ro' wouldn't touch the local birds, hmm, no"

    nah I'd like to turn it back to 1970's PBS shows.

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    1. re: hill food

      Oh yes, Two Fat Ladies. Nothing like it.

      1. re: hill food

        Thanks for the chuckle. ;)).
        You do that SO well! LOL

      2. I wish Alton Brown was doing new episodes of Good Eats.

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        1. re: jpc8015

          Only show I miss is Good Eats. :-(

          1. re: lister

            reruns Sunday mornings on CC

            You can continue to support the show (or AB) by buying his books and attending his speaking engagements.

            1. re: paulj

              It's on Friday nights too. And a few other times throughout the week.

        2. I had my fill on the Two F Ladies and ICJ reruns during the first years of Cooking Channel.

          While I mainly remember Frugal Gourmet and Jan Can Cook from the 1980s, I don't have any real desire to see them again. In reruns the quirks of the chef hosts get old quickly.

          How many of us reread old familiar cookbooks and cooking magazines just for old times sake? I don't.

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                  1. re: BeefeaterRocks

                    ancient and outdated methods are fascinating. would I use them? well that's a different question.

              1. Jacques Torres dessert show

                The show with the white guy in glasses and black woman whee they traveled to people's homes and tried their best dishes

                1. Well, it's a food-related show.... I liked the short-lived one season of "Kitchen Confidential" loosely based on Anthony Bourdain's book and starring Bradley Cooper.

                  1. Dotchi no Ryori. Everything they prepared looked so delicious, and I always felt sad for the losing chef.

                      1. re: Kholvaitar

                        Caprial is still on PBS/Create TV if you get that in your area.

                        Although now she co-stars with her husband.

                      2. Ready Set Cook. Just Found Ready Steady Cook on YouTube and may be obsessing over it soon.

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                        1. re: melpy

                          In it's original form, this show was great. I loved the battles between Michel Richard and Jean Louis Palladin. In it's last season or so, I refused to watch it. It was obviouly staged.

                          1. re: melpy

                            OH NO. Thats all Ill be doing now that you've told me this. I love Ready Set Cook

                            1. re: melpy

                              I loved ready set cook too!

                              And I am embarrassed to admit I loved door knock dinners! I love seeing into people's fridges

                              1. re: LaLa

                                A secret *heart* of mine was DoorKnockDinnrrs......

                            2. The Great Chefs series. Especially Great Chefs of New Orleans.

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                              1. re: chileheadmike

                                These were great. They inspired me to learn how to cook in my early days.

                                1. re: chileheadmike

                                  GreatChefs.com is still around, though I think you have to pay for their DVDs.

                                  1. re: chileheadmike

                                    I loved the Great Chef series but Great Chefs of the West is the one I remember most. Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger @ Border Grill back then and Bertie from the Y. O. Ranch among others.

                                  2. I also miss, altho it is still on the air, "Come Dine with Me." I don't get BBC at my house, and there are only a limited number of them online. I wish Channel 4 would be more open with letting us colonists view their fun.

                                    1. Justin Wilson's show. I guar - an - tee it!

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                                      1. re: JAB

                                        'Red Hot And Ready' from Halifax. He was like Louis Prima. She was like Prima's wife Keely Smith. Great entertainment. Watch Keely's face.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-a8kL...
                                        Pasquale's Kitchen Express. He cooked the exact same four dishes every episode. Hilarioushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=manMP_5VyfA

                                      2. Pierre Franey's Cuisine Rapide. He was such refreshing change from some of the other early shows at the time. The kitchen was spotless when he started, and when he was done. And man could this Guy cook.

                                        An early Food Network show Iiked was Chef du Jour. It introduced me to a lot of then cutting edge chefs and their techniques.

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                                        1. re: mike0989

                                          Yes, I adored Pierre, also Madeleine Cooks.

                                        2. I enjoyed Graham Kerr before he got all healthy-fied. Looks like he had a good time cooking.

                                          1. I enjoyed Ellie Krieger's show. Also I used to enjoy How to Boil Water when Tyler Florence was hosting it, probably just because he was so cute.... it would probably be a little below my skill level these days, but I learned a lot from it back when it was on.

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                                            1. re: juliejulez

                                              Forget Tyler, there was a How to Boil Water show with chef Cathy Lowe, that's cute, and comedian Sean Donnellan. Cathy was quiet, hair in a pony tail, and buttoned up in chef's whites except for one show where she came out hair down, nice dress. Anyone remember this show?

                                              1. re: James Cristinian

                                                Yeah, it lasted until Sean got a little full of himself and he decided to poke fun at Emeril. Emeril was not amused and made some very pointed remarks directed towards Sean on his Essence show. It wasn't long after that the duo of Sean and Cathy was replaced.

                                                1. re: mike0989

                                                  I missed that one, dumb Sean ruined it for everyone. I also miss the old Essence show.

                                            2. A channel airing Two Fat Ladies, Graham Kerr and especially Keith Floyd would be great.
                                              I liked Mad Hungry and was hoping it would be picked up by PBS after Hallmark dropped it, but no such luck.
                                              I would love another series of Posh Nosh. I know – not really a cooking show.

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                                              1. re: EM23

                                                wish they had done more Posh Nosh, but maybe would have spoiled it - keep 'em wanting more y'know.

                                                1. re: hill food

                                                  Good point. I'm going to go embarrass my potatoes now...

                                                  1. re: EM23

                                                    go nuts tonight - humiliate them.

                                              2. David Rosengarten

                                                Sara Moulton

                                                The Two Hot Tamales

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                                                1. Definitely the Fat Ladies and the Great Chef series.

                                                    1. Nigella Feasts (for a very recent one)
                                                      Does anyone remember the classic 70's version of The Victory Garden on PBS with Roger....something (might have the name wrong). Combined cooking, history, and lots of gardening.

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                                                        1. re: pinehurst

                                                          The old Victory Garden started in the 70's with Jim Crockett and was later hosted by Bob Thomson and Roger Swain (the guy with the suspenders). Marian Morash had a cooking segment on each episode. I thought it was much more interesting than the current "garden design" show (which is the one in reruns on Create)

                                                          1. re: jackiecat

                                                            Roger Swain! That's it! Ah, thanks for that.

                                                          2. re: pinehurst

                                                            Nigella's got a new series on BBC "Nigellissima" (new cookbook by the same name too). It's supposed to be her take on Italian cooking.

                                                            There seems to be some episodes up on youtube, But I haven't watched.

                                                          3. Two Hot Tamales were a favorite of mine.

                                                            1. I could watch Two Fat Ladies over and over and over until I had every line memorized. I loved that show.
                                                              I miss Molto Mario, James Beard's shorts that used to be on sometimes when I was very young, the Too Hot Tamales, any show with Julia Child in it, and i'm sure several more that don't come to mind.
                                                              I used to watch the Frugal Gourmet religiously, even though he was often full of nonsense, until the scandal broke.

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                                                              1. re: EWSflash

                                                                You can get the 4 seasons of the Two Fat Ladies on Amazon's Instant Videos.

                                                                1. re: TomDel

                                                                  Really? I have Prime, I wonder if I can watch them for free! Heck, I'd pay.

                                                                  1. re: EWSflash

                                                                    No, I also have Prime but they're not available for free. I think they're $1.99 per episode or $6.99/$7.99 per season.

                                                                    You can watch all 10 seasons of Julia Child, The French Chef for free with Prime and they're great.

                                                              2. There's four that I miss:
                                                                1) TASTE w David Rosengarten
                                                                2) THE GALLOPING GOURMET (circa 1970)
                                                                3) TWO FAT LADIES
                                                                4 THE FRUGAL GOURMET

                                                                1. Master Chefs with Julia Child
                                                                  Anything with Jacques Pepin from PBS
                                                                  Galloping Gourmet

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                                                                  1. re: JimGrinsfelder

                                                                    What's so special about Galloping Gourmet? The food, or his personality?


                                                                  2. Original Iron Chef - definitely. I miss the great Madam of cooking shows, Julia Child, and I fondly remember Yan Can Cook on channel 13

                                                                    1. 1. Urban Peasant (James Barber)
                                                                      2. Original Japanese Iron Chef
                                                                      3. Taste (David Rosengarten)
                                                                      4. Can't Cook, Won't Cook (BBC run with Ainsley, yes I'm embarrassed)

                                                                      Luckily in my part of the world the Travel Channel still shows all the Keith Floyd series and I've been enjoying them a lot lately.

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                                                                      1. re: vanderb

                                                                        JB used to drive me nuts! Every episode he'd use up three minutes demonstrating how to cut an onion. LOL
                                                                        How can I get all of KF's shows on disk? Any one know?

                                                                        1. re: Puffin3

                                                                          It's a bit pricey but a DVD set is available on Amazon. See http://www.amazon.com/Keith-Floyd-Coo...

                                                                          1. re: Puffin3

                                                                            True about JB, but I do cut a mean onion because of him :-D

                                                                        2. A bunch of the later years Julia Child stuff started streaming on the PBS website last year before her 100th birthday. Not quite as great as The French Chef, but a lot of good stuff.


                                                                          1. Natalie Dupree's cooking show. I loved her!
                                                                            Two Hot Tamales.
                                                                            Ready, Set, Cook

                                                                            1. I miss...

                                                                              * The Original Japanese version of Iron Chef.

                                                                              * Food 911 with Tyler Florence

                                                                              * Mario Batali's Italian Cooking show (forgot the name)