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hotcanuck Nov 17, 2013 04:28 PM

I am trying to recall the names of a few. There was a show, in the 80's I believe, that rotated 3 or 4 chefs. The set looked clinical, with a lot of stainless steel. The chef came out from the left, and worked on the left side of the kitchen, while his or her assistant's worked at a central console. I recall two tall blonde chefs, one male with a ponytail ( nordic ) and a woman with roundish cheeks. Yes, hard to believe I don't remember the name...I think it aired Saturday night, before the Leafs game, on City tv...

The other one is more recent, where the show started on a farm, and ended with a cooking portion. The chef had a high forehead and hair that stood up on end...had to be around two inches high.

Any help would be appreciated...not every show I liked has vids on youtube, but many do, and my library is growing...

Thanks in advance.

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    lolo Nov 17, 2013 05:07 PM

    1st one sounds like Cook Like a Chef with Ned Bell, Oliver Bonacini, Michael Allemeier and a few other chefs, that I don't remember.

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      Mila Nov 17, 2013 05:16 PM

      Yes, that is what I was thinking. There was a woman who was a chef at a Canadian Embassy (?), whom I remember being outstandingly good. And some Spanish Chef who was also quite good. Hmm, Ned Bell before drama of Restaurant Makeover and Michael Bonacini before CityLine.

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        franpelyk Nov 17, 2013 05:21 PM

        That's the one! Good call. It was always a little pretentious, but a good technical show.

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          hotcanuck Nov 17, 2013 05:33 PM

          holy cow - you guys nailed them both in like 3 minutes...Ive been searching for months...thanks a ton...

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            magic Nov 17, 2013 06:18 PM

            Pleasure! :)

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          magic Nov 17, 2013 04:34 PM

          Your second show sounds like The Manic Organic.

          http://www.foodnetwork.ca/ontv/shows/...

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            hotcanuck Nov 17, 2013 04:42 PM

            you nailed it. OMG thanks...I kept searching farm to table, as that was the premise, but it never lead me there. Thanks a ton. Hopefully the show's vids are available.

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