Even though I like Alton Brown, I prefer the original Iron Chef. The ingrediants more were exotic; the chariman had more flair; and all you had to love all that giggling from the guest judges.
Outside of a few shows, I have really turned against food network. Oh, how much I despise Rachel Ray and all that she represents.
I think all true road fooders ought to at least concede that Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and Feasting on Asphalt are commendable on the Food Network. [:D]
mack184, whats wrong with alton? and let me guess your a rachael ray fan?
im surprised no had said iron chef esspecialy with all the alton fans here
Diners Drive Ins and Dives.
Feasting On Asphalt.
The only shows I watch are
Diners Drive-Ins and Dives – love this show
Barefoot Contessa – I never make the recipes but I love watching her cook
Anything with Nigella Lawson – I love her show too 🙂
And I love the Feasting on Asphalt special I hope they do another one!
They only shows I purposely plan to watch are:
The Feasting on Asphalt series-It has a kind of Zen quality to it
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives-Makes me want to get in my car and drive
Ace of Cakes-My wish would be to get a cake from Duff
Dinner Impossible-Very different from the other cooking shows
I will turn the channel when any of the women are on. Most of them I find annoying, especially Paula Dean. The other ones look too good. Like someone said on a previous post, the Food Network is becoming the cleavage network.
Alton Brown, Good Eats … My Favorite without a doubt.
1) Alton is great, no matter what he does.
2) I used to love the Barefoot Contessa just to listen to her voice; she has an amazingly soothing voice…I just think that to many of her recipes are over the top in terms of fat, cream, butter, sugar (not that I was complaining when my body could take it, but when middle age hit…)
3) Same for Paula Dean…I used to find her lots of fun, and those recipes enticing, but no more…I don’t need any more encouragement to get an early heart attack from eating…and her schtick is wearing thin on me now.
4) I think Michael Chiarello does some really interesting things, on occasion…he is a "celeb" cook who has a nice, inviting demeanor, and is just a pleasure to watch cook and to listen to…and clearly knows what he is doing in creating beautiful dishes (unlike some other Foodnetwork types who shall remain nameless…)
5) I miss Sara Moulton for the same reasons…she was a pleasure to listen to and to watch cook…and was great with clear instructions for good, solid dishes. Foodnetwork, why did you let her go? [:(][:0]
Altons my favorite.
In our house if it involves Alton Brown…off goes the TV. We tend to like most of their shows with the exception of Alton Brown or the so-called "healthy" cooks.
Good Eats is the only show left on Food Network that I watch, and even then, only when I surf past or the topic interests me.
Everything else on FN…. meh.
whats your favorite foodnetwork show?
mine is either good eats, diners drive-ins and dives, or feasting on asphalt beacuse he teaches you what to look for when finding the best local, middle of nowhere roadfood.
None..it used to be good when it started up…but now it’s just another $$$$ business.
Pretty obvious that the Food Network has kick it up a notch. They are much better than they were last year.
I now get them in high definition and their programming is much better. They had to do something.
Paul E. Smith
Saw the 1st episode. No great shakes. The Neely wife, who seemed to be the co-host along with hubby, came off as an Afro-American Paula Deen. Kinda "screechy" and a bit hard to take. It’s still on my Tivo schedule and I’ll give it a few more chances, but it’ll have to improve quite a bit to stay on the rota. pb
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