Post by applecrisp1 on Aug 22, 2019 9:50:57 GMT -5
I just saw online that the Food Network is bringing back Alton Brown's Good Eats (Sun 10PM).
I don't watch much FN since IMO they really changed the type of shows. Sometimes I think they should just change the name to the Guy Fieri network since they show endlesssssssssss episodes of his shows. Many of the other shows on the network just not a big fan of.
Yes, agree. It's all Guy Fieri. And sometimes what's his name. (You know the one, I'm blank at the moment.) Thanks for the heads up on Alton Brown. Long ago, my husband used to really get a kick out of him.
I already have the DVR set to tape. Alton is a love-hate with me...love the science and the food but not all the "comedy" (which I know, I have no sense of humor) he throws in. Racheal Ray will come back with her 30 minute meals. Love her ideas; she's a tad "loud" for me, but still fun to watch how she actually puts out a meal in 30 minutes. I wish they had Giada back in Italy or Ina Garten.
I too cannot watch those cooking game show things. What started as an interesting concept has been bludgeoned to death with repetition and ratings concerns. Sigh.
I've been watching more PBS (hope they bring back Milk Street)---Mexican cooking with Patti, Lidia, Nick Stellino, and even America's Test kitchen....and no ads!
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'
Post by gilgamesh37 on Aug 28, 2019 9:23:46 GMT -5
Like everyone else, I find myself watching Food Network less and less---dislike the competition shows (omg, Cutthroat Kitchen???) and the loudness of it. (I will admit to binging Triple D sometimes, tho Guy often rubs me the wrong way). I watched the first new episode of Good Eats---for me, we'll see. I don't much like the goofy stuff, and even sometimes the science makes me feel I'm being lectured AT (in a bad way). Will all depend on the food he picks. I have recipes of his I adore (roast turkey, meatloaf, mac & cheese, brownies) and others that completely fell flat.
BUT I'll take this opportunity to plug a different cooking show, an old one, from the late 80s and 90s---the Great Chefs series. Outside of classic PBS (Julia, Martha, Graham Kerr), this was one of the first cooking shows I remember. It's a series (GC of NY, Chicago, San Francisco, the Southwest, etc) and it's excellent--very quiet and relatively minimal narration, just watching hugely talented chefs make intricate dishes. Each episode contains an appetizer, entrée and dessert, and some of the featured chefs include Bobby Flay, Eric Ripert, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It's super soothing and strikingly "adult" compared to a lot of the current Food Network shows. All the episodes are available with Amazon Prime.
One warning: the theme song is "catchy" in the way of commercial jingles, and it will get stuck in your brain. So maybe leave the tv on mute through the opening credits.