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TLCOVERT1 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/26/11 3:41 P

Rachel Ray is hot! emoticon
So are a lot of her recipes.

I also like to watch
(Bam!) Emril.

STUDLEEJOE Posts: 3,883
1/20/11 10:36 A

I love to watch the cooking shows. I enjoy finding new things to cook.

DUTCHPETE641 SparkPoints: (121,654)
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1/20/11 5:51 A

Love to watch them and get ideas of what I could do in the kitchen!

VALERO714 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/19/11 3:18 P

Man Vs. Food, Rachel Ray (I swear it's like she enters my mind and cooks exactly what my subconscious is asking for), DD&D w/ Guy, etc. I also like to watch Iron Chef on occasion, Dinner Impossible and Hell's Kitchen.

KHENRY14 SparkPoints: (3,343)
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1/19/11 3:16 A

I watch both cooking competition shows and real cooking shows. Hell's Kitchen is a hoot, but once you get past Gordon's bluster, he's right about what he's teaching those people. Chopped is fun as I try and figure out what I'd do with the weird ingredients.

I love Diner's, Drive-ins and Dives, and i've currently gone to 11 of them. That's slowed down now that I am actively trying to lose weight, but when I get to my goal weight I'm going back here:

I will watch Rachel Ray occaissionaly, but she rarely makes food that I can eat right now. Paula Deen is funny, but with a pound of butter in every dish, her recipes are out. For fun I will watch Julia Child and her "French Chef" show on the Cooking channel.

ROCK_CLIMBER2 Posts: 328
1/15/11 8:42 P

But Rachel Ray is hot!!! I agree that Man Vs Food isn't really a cooking show but I like to watch it. Its nice to pick up some tips on new ways to cook things, whats the point of eating if it isn't great.

1/14/11 10:55 P

Good Eats is a good show. I like Man vs. Food too. I got hooked on Hell's Kitchen for awhile, that dude is a real peach sometimes.

1/14/11 10:12 P

Cooking shows are often unrealistic. I don't ever have all those ingredients, and haven't a clue as to where I would get some of them. And the portions they serve are not enough for a big ole boy like me. At the risk of losing my man card, I have to say I like Paula Deen. She cooks the way my mama did--hence the reason that I am overweight now.

Have you ever noticed that if you go to a nice restaurant order a steak dinner you pay $40 for a 4 oz piece of undercooked meat, 4 sprigs of cold asparagus and an overcooked new potato, however you can go to the All You Can Eat Buffet at Golden Corral and get all you want for $5.95 at lunch and $7.95 at dinner, and it doesn't matter which fork you use.

Edited by: MNBRINKLEY at: 1/14/2011 (22:13)
KODIAKCB Posts: 100
1/14/11 9:58 A

Ditto on Good Eats. Love learning the science behind good cooking.

FITPRO77 Posts: 1,821
1/14/11 9:12 A

I want my own show

1/13/11 4:21 P

I love cooking shows.

GBO323 SparkPoints: (31,201)
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1/11/11 1:59 A

I watch them on occasion and when my food-porn meter starts blipping, it's time to turn the channel.

The main reason I tend to watch them is for new ideas for cooking(yes, I cook and the wife loves it!) and to spice up the menu. No loss of man-card points for it!

1/10/11 10:42 P

Good Eats is my favorite

WTRFW55 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/10/11 1:45 P

I have been hooked on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.
Makes food look so good!!

SRSAMSON Posts: 823
1/10/11 1:19 P

I wouldn't consider Man Vs. Food a cooking show either, but it is interesting to watch. Someone told me he is a pretty big health nut when he's not filming. I guess he'd have to be or else he'd be dead by now.

GETNFITGUY SparkPoints: (23,650)
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1/10/11 10:47 A

I don't seek them out, but I'm not opposed to watching them either. I'm not a big t.v. watcher anyway, so it depends mainly on what else is on. Man vs Food isn't really a cooking show, imo, but I do watch it sometimes. I can't believe the amount of food that guy can put down. No way is he living past 50.

HGSGUY SparkPoints: (176,512)
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1/8/11 2:49 P

Food porn! I watch sometimes, like Man vs Food, used to like the science aspect to Good Eats. Mostly I just watch a few minutes of whatever my wife is watching, then go off and do something else.

SRSAMSON Posts: 823
1/7/11 4:36 P

At the risk of loosing my "man card", I'll admit that I love watching cooking shows on TV. Some of my favorites are Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen, Chopped, and Good Eats.

So last night, I'm watching the latest Top Chef episode last night on the DVR. They were having a Dim Sum challenge, which looked like great fun to eat. My wife walks in and asks "Why do you torture yourself by watching that?" To be honest, I've never really though of it as torture, but good entertainment. I love cooking, I get some good ideas and knowledge from watching them, and it's fun.

So my question is do you watch cooking on TV, why/why not? and if so, what are your favorites?

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