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What's with Food Network these days

There are too many competition shows in the past few weeks. During the day I used to watch the mornings into the afternoons because they featured actual instructional cooking shows vs shows meant soley for entertainment.

 

Now it's Food Paradise, Diners driveins and Chopped constantly.

I am finding "Duff vs Buddy" hard to watch because of Buddy. He needs a lesson in humility.

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Re: What's with Food Network these days

I rarely watch it anymore.

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Re: What's with Food Network these days

 


@Ladybug724 wrote:

There are too many competition shows in the past few weeks. During the day I used to watch the mornings into the afternoons because they featured actual instructional cooking shows vs shows meant soley for entertainment.

 

Now it's Food Paradise, Diners driveins and Chopped constantly.

I am finding "Duff vs Buddy" hard to watch because of Buddy. He needs a lesson in humility.


Saturday and Sunday mornings have most of the actual cooking shows.

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Re: What's with Food Network these days

Same here - I'm sick of restaurant reviews and competitions. 

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Re: What's with Food Network these days

Years ago I would watch with my son andthen look up the recipe presented and make it.

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Re: What's with Food Network these days

I also only watch Saturday and Sunday mornings starting at 7:00am on Sunday and 8::00am Saturday. Guessing these are the only shows they are able to get sponsors for. Don’t care for the reality type shows.
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Re: What's with Food Network these days

All the idiotic contests are literally a turn-off for me. Let the chef spend the time necessary to prepare a masterpiece of culinary delight. Instead we get a sweat infused, panic-induced creation. That is NOT what chefs should be aiming for.

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Re: What's with Food Network these days

I watch Tricia Yearwood’s snow on Saturday morning but not much more. I can’t watch Chopped. Too much fake drama and the judges are too full of themselves.
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Re: What's with Food Network these days

If DH even sees Chopped on a commercial he goes nuts....he can’t stand it at all and I am right behind him. The rags-to-riches stories are too much. No true skill seems to be needed to produce some of the dishes I have seen them create on there. Just not on my watch list.
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Re: What's with Food Network these days


@Ladybug724 wrote:

There are too many competition shows in the past few weeks. During the day I used to watch the mornings into the afternoons because they featured actual instructional cooking shows vs shows meant soley for entertainment.

 

Now it's Food Paradise, Diners driveins and Chopped constantly.

I am finding "Duff vs Buddy" hard to watch because of Buddy. He needs a lesson in humility.


I find Buddy off putting too. I do like the kids baking championship shows. Valerie and Duff are just wonderful; a good balance of encouragement and kind critique. I have seen so much good sportsmanship from the kids too. Wish the adults were less trash talking on their competition shows. But I guess sass sells.