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Re: The expert chefs don't need their cooking shows to be sitcoms.

My husband has so many VHS tapes of PBS cooking shows from the 90's.

He has Cajun Cook, Yan can cook, The Frugal Gourmet, I can't even remember all of them.

True that Food Network goes in a different direction these days.

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Re: The expert chefs don't need their cooking shows to be sitcoms.

On 1/24/2015 Lakegirl said: I agree. Their cooking skills don't even fill a 30 minute show. Anne Burrell's Secrets of a Restaurant Chef is all cooking. I have learned a few things from her. I don't really see anything new on the other shows. Pioneer Women makes things my mom made in the 70's. They are just recycling old recipes most of the time. And believe me, I certainly don't think I know everything about cooking!

Love Anne's shows. My favorite FN show of all time is Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, with chef Guy{#emotions_dlg.tt1}. Pioneer woman is so uncomfortable to watch in front of the camera. Not much cooking going on.

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Re: The expert chefs don't need their cooking shows to be sitcoms.

I used to be glued to the Food Network. Never watch at all now.

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Re: The expert chefs don't need their cooking shows to be sitcoms.

On 1/24/2015 lolakimono said:

I'm tired of tablescapes. {#emotions_dlg.thumbdown}

Sandra Lee has the most elaborate wacky tablescapes, but her food is crr@p.

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Re: The expert chefs don't need their cooking shows to be sitcoms.

It's funny that you should say that about Sandra Lee, missy.

I was watching one of her shows, and I saw a recipe of hers that I thought that my husband and I would like. It happened to be a slow cooker recipe, and it wasn't that difficult to make. If I recall correctly, it was made with pork chops, which we both enjoy.

Well, I didn't look at the reviews for the recipe first, which would have given me some idea of what others had thought about it. It had gotten terrible reviews, sadly.

I followed the recipe exactly, and we didn't care for the dish, either.

I ended up throwing the recipe away, afterwards. {#emotions_dlg.sad}

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Re: The expert chefs don't need their cooking shows to be sitcoms.

America's Test Kitchen is a good show too. Love Martin Yan - lately I have been watching his Martin Yan's Taste of Vietnam.