View Full Version : Poll: Who else is addicted to Food Network???
11-28-2000, 06:33 AM
We lived w/o it for 3 years because our cable systems didnt carry it..we finally got DISH so we could see it.
I have the BIGGEST cruch on Bobby Flay, I love Emril and Ming...can only think of 2 shows I dont watch, 2 fat ladies and Iron chef (also not sure about naked chef). It is on our tv all day Sat and Sun when we are home puttering around. We both just LOVE it!
ps does anyone know if CL will have a holiday special on FoodTV? I had seen in past years where they had, but of course when I didnt get the network! (hint to Sherry...would love to see such a special)
the food network is a big favorite around here too. when we have the tv on, it is definitely one of the 1st channels i check.
i love sara moulton, bobby flay, and emeril. sometimes we watch iron chef just to laugh - but we don't love it.
i know this has been discussed on here before, but i'll say it again - i wish cooking light had a tv show on the food network!
I love FoodTv! I like Calling All Cooks, and Food 911. I think Tyler Florence is a real cutie! http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/smile.gif I also enjoy Cooking Live and Emeril as well.
I bet they will have another special for the holidays this year. Last year's was pretty good.
We love the food channel and had to wait two years before our cable company carried it! I could watch it all day long! There is a new show, "Sweet Dreams" all about cakes, cookies etc...it is a winner! Emeril is here in MN,(as I am typing this) signing his new book and I am sorry I couldn't go to see him...oh well I will just keep watching him on food tv.
11-28-2000, 05:29 PM
I don't mean this in any way at all to slight any of you, but I spend so much time planning meals, reading CL, cooking and tooling around on this BB that I think I'd go nuts watching food TV too! (Can't watch it anyway because I only get 13 channels http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/frown.gif )It sounds really fun, though. http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/smile.gif
11-28-2000, 05:45 PM
My current cable company doesn't offer FoodTV. http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/frown.gif
I am having serious withdrawal symptoms from Door Knock Dinners and (guilty pleasure) Iron Chef.
11-28-2000, 07:12 PM
I am addicted to FoodTV as well. I am with Kwormann and like literally everything but 2 two fat ladies and Iron chef. Cooking Live is my favorite and I think Door knock dinners is funny. Another vote for a Cooking Light show/special. There aren't any shows that focus on light eating on FoodTV that I can think of....We are moving next summer to an area that doesn't have it and I am not sure what to do! I have thought about a dish, Kwormann do you like your dish? I don't know much about them at all, downsides etc.
11-28-2000, 07:44 PM
I love the Food Network. I think I am addicted to it also. I can watch it all day. Ok so I am probably the only one in America that likes to watch Iron Chef... it makes me laugh. Do you think they have a support group for Food TV addicts?
11-28-2000, 07:56 PM
we really like our dish. They were offering free install with 2 free receivers, and the payment is only 5 more/month than cable with about a jillion other stations (and still nothing to watch - cept foodtv), but yes, we like it. SOme trouble when the weather is really bad (a frequent problem in TX), but unlike cable, you dont wait for someone to fix it...it fixes itself once the weather is better! http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/smile.gif
11-28-2000, 08:42 PM
I am also a Food Network junkie! I love it! I think that Eneril is my fav.(I want to go to see his show so bad I can hardly stand it! I also enjoy The Best of.
I really hope that CL will have a special for the holidays!
11-28-2000, 11:05 PM
I think my TV stays on FoodTV more than any other channel. I've had my favorite shows over the past couple of years, but I stumbled across a relatively new show earlier this year that has become the show I don't miss! It's "Good Eats". The chef is Alton Brown. There are only about 6 times for this show during a week's time. New shows typically happen at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. The guy is great!! He cooks things that anyone can cook...with foods that can be pronounced...and that can be found in most any grocery store. (Sidenote: on the FoodTV forums, "Good Eats" and "Emeril Live" are BY FAR the most popular forums.)
11-28-2000, 11:19 PM
We love Emeril for his flair and panache - he puts on a show like no other; Sarah Moulton of Cooking Live for her down-to-earth cooking style, her ability to put things in laymans terms, and her warmth. We watch The Iron Chef for just complete hysterics value. Until they bring on the organ meat. Then it's back to HGTV.
11-29-2000, 07:58 AM
We don't get the Food Network (cable co. carries it, but we just have very basic cable). I catch some shows at my parents' house when I visit. I just know if we had that station, I'd be addicted!
11-29-2000, 08:12 AM
I watch Emeril late at night. The guy isan entertainer. I watch it because he has fun in the kitchen. I used to watch B Flay but I don't like his Foodnations program. I believe there is a new Melting pot show I watched a couple of times. David used to have great shows but most are repets by now.
My husband likes the Iron Chefs. I watch it if there is nothing else but they surely have a lot of "different" food there.
I still like to watch (another channel) Julia an Jacques cooking together SAturday afternoon. But on the foodtv I guess I like Emeril.
11-29-2000, 08:50 AM
I have to admit that I *like* Iron Chef too Angel. My husband and I think it is hilarious and watch it all the time. It's like a Bruce Lee movie with food and costumes. I also like Emeril--mostly because I'm on a spicy food kick-- and Good Eats but I often just leave FoodTV on as background noise and watch it if it looks interesting.
11-29-2000, 02:04 PM
when i lived in N. VA I was completely addicted...even to Iron Chef!! But now that I live in a Dallas suburb I don't get the Food Network and it's a really big bummer!
11-29-2000, 02:30 PM
My boyfriend Mark, who lives on a boat and doesn't have tv loves to spend a good part of the weekend on the couch, clicker in hand watching FoodTV and channel surfing during the commercials.
We both love Emeril and we like to watch the Fat Ladies (except that we have seen almost all of the episodes), the tribute to Jennifer was very good-she had an interesting life.
We both think that Bobby Flay is an arrogant jerk, but some of his stuff is good. Sara Moulton is an airhead. I like Ming, he's cute as is the Food 911 guy! I am with Kim about not being sure about the Naked Chef, the quirky camera work gets to me. The food science guy what's his name is geeky but has interesting information.
Door knock dinners can be fun, I'm sorry to have missed the episode where the Iron Chefs did one, I'm sure that it was hilarious. I have to be in the mood for them because the show is really ridiculous. Calling all Cooks can be good, I'm considering looking into it with a couple of old family recipes.
We love to make fun of Martha. Last weekend she was using honey and said that it came from her own hives but any honey will do! http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/tongue.gif On the subject of arrogance, some of the people on Ultimate Kitchens can get a little haughty.
As you can see, we do watch it a little http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/tongue.gif .
I will pipe down now.
11-29-2000, 09:30 PM
I too love Food TV! I could watch it all day. I like Emeril, Cooking Live with Sara Moulton, Ming, Calling all Cooks....I could go on and on. I wish that they would feature more low fat dishes and it would be awesome if CL had a holiday special. Or even better, a weekly show!
11-30-2000, 07:48 AM
Originally posted by Wendy w:
We love to make fun of Martha. Last weekend she was using honey and said that it came from her own hives but any honey will do! http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/tongue.gif Wendy
You know, on a different thread where there was a bit of Martha-bashing going on, I think I came to the conclusion that if you WATCH Martha, she will annoy you endlessly.
I just get the magazine, use the ideas and recipes and that's it - maybe that's why I don't dislike her yet!!! But I must say that even Martha fans find the need to make fun of her - you just can't help it!!!! So, I'll just keep NOT watching and enjoying all the great ideas and recipes!
Alas, no FoodTV for us, but maybe that's a blessing in disguise http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/wink.gif ....
11-30-2000, 10:29 AM
Denial can be a good thing! I remember the Martha thread well!
11-30-2000, 02:40 PM
I to enjoy the Food Tv channel, Emeril, Sara Moulton, can't stand iron chef, my DH watches it, he thinks it's funny, and knows it drives me crazy when he turns it on, he just laughs at me!
Anyway I happen to turn on the food tv channel today and the new show Sweet Dreams was on, and she was making an Nutmeg cheesecake, (say it tastes like eggnog), giving the season I thought some of you may want to try it, so here it is...
Courtesy Gale Gand,
“Butter Sugar Flour Eggs”
by Gale Gand, Rick
Tramonto, Julia Moskin,
Clarkson N. Potter
3 tablespoons unsalted
2 pounds fresh cream
cheese, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs (pulse whole graham
crackers in a food processor)
Thickly brush a 9-inch springform pan with one 1/2 of
the melted butter and place in the freezer to harden,
about 10 minutes. When hard, repeat to make a thick
coating of butter.
Adjust your oven rack to the lowest position and
preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or using
hand mixer), beat the cream cheese until fluffy and very
smooth. Beat in the extracts, nutmeg, sugar and salt.
One at a time, add the eggs, scraping down the bowl
after each addition. Pour into the prepared pan and
place the pan on a double-layer sheet of aluminum foil,
with at least 3 inches of foil all around the pan. Fold the
aluminum foil up around the sides of the pan. Fill a
roasting pan large enough to hold the cake pan with
hot water to a depth of about 1-inch, then lift the
foil-wrapped cake into the roasting pan, keeping the foil
turned up so that it prevents water from overflowing or
seeping into the cake. The foil should not be closed
over the top of the cake. Be careful not to tear any
holes in the foil!
Bake until the top of the cake is golden brown and dry
to the touch, though still a bit soft in the center, about
1 1/2 hours. It should “shimmy” a bit when you shake
the pan; it will firm up more as it cools. Remove the
pan from the water bath, remove the foil, and let cool at
room temperature 15 minutes. Refrigerate, uncovered,
2 hours before removing the cake from the pan. To
remove the cake from the pan, first remove the sides.
Cover the surface with plastic wrap. Place a large plate
over the cake, then flip the cake over and onto the
plate, tapping if necessary to help the cake come away
from the pan bottom. If tapping doesn’t do the trick, try
a blow torch or stove burner to warm the bottom of the
pan to loosen it. Remove the pan bottom and evenly
sprinkle the exposed surface with graham cracker
crumbs. Place a serving plate over the crumbs and flip
the cake again so that the crumbs form the bottom
crust and the top is covered with plastic. Refrigerate,
lightly covered, at least 3 hours or overnight before
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