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What's not to love?

  • Apr 8, 2009
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Food Network is a brilliant concept due to one simple fact: we all eat. Maybe we don't all wanna watch "Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?" on LifeTime. Perhaps a few don't want to see pundits scream on CNN. I know I have no interest in anything ESPN has to offer. But we all need food- and so, Food Network is the network for the masses.

There are some really great personalities on Food Network.  There's a chef for every home-cook's taste. While Aida might get on my nerves, others really love her. And it's not all your momma's cooking show, kids.  Sure, there's 30 Minute Meals and Paula's Home Cookin'... but there's also tons of contest-type shows and everyone's new favorite genre: reality tv!

Some of my faovorites:
Ace of Cakes
. This is that show that makes me text my bestfriend. We have a plan: I'm going to marry Duff and she's going to marry Geoff. Mary Alice will be our new BFF. There's drama, excitement, creativity, humor and cake! How could you not love this show?
Throwdown with Bobby Flay. I love that Bobby loses almost as often as he wins. The show works because there's no way for the underdog NOT to win: Bobby's at a disadvantage as he learns how to make a new dish and then goes up against someone who's known for making the best! The opponent is going up against BOBBY FLAY and doesn't know it!
Chopped. Contetents have 30 minutes to make a dish with "mystery ingredients"! Make an appeitizer using baby octopus, bok choy, oyster sauce and smoked paprika! The drama! The crazed interviews! The mean judges! The tears! It's so good.
AND.... Ultimate Recipe Showdown... Good Eats... Iron Chef America.... what's not to love?
Duff- Ace of Cakes Bobby Flay Chopped

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April 13, 2009
Do those meals really take 30 minutes? I always thought that was a trap. I guess I will give it a try!
April 08, 2009
Good point! My biggest gripe with Food Network these days is that most of the shows I wanna watch come on at 8am Saturday morning! Jamie at Home is one of the best and most inspiring shows I've seen. I learn more watching that show than any other! I also loooove the Barefoot Contessa. Filet Mignon with butter and gorgonzola cream sauce? INSANE!
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Quick Tip by . October 09, 2010
What is it about watching people cook that can be so comforting? I don't know but sometimes watching Paula, Rachel et al, hits the spot.
Quick Tip by . August 28, 2010
Unwrapped is a great food network show and Marc Summer is a great host of this series.
Quick Tip by . June 27, 2010
What happened to all the good cooking shows with chefs who really had the chops? It's frustrating to always find a show on kitchen shortcuts or "how it's made" type fare on the food network. I miss Mario Batali, Melting Pot, and heavens, I can't believe I'm saying this, even Emeril!
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
The only good thing about this channel is Alton Brown: Good Eats
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Food Network is a television specialty channel that airs specials and recurring (episodic) programs about food and cooking. Scripps Networks Interactive owns roughly two thirds of the network, and Tribune Company owns the rest.

The network is seen in more than ninety million households.

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