cooking shows

United States
September 22, 2007 3:59pm CST
do you enjoy watching cooking shows?? I do but sometimes I wish I could find one that uses everyday ingridents
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
22 Sep 07
I use to. But now I know how to cook everything.LOL Just kidding I never have all the indgredients for what they are making. It would cost way too much money.LOL
• United States
27 Sep 07
I like that also, but I need new ideas, I am sick of making the same things 0ver and over again LOL
@AmbiePam (49557)
• United States
22 Sep 07
Yeah, that's the problem. They aren't relevant to the every day person. I mean who is going to know where to get truffle oil? The closest TV cooking show that uses real, every day ingredients is Semi Homemade with Sandra Lee, in my own opinion. Unfortunately she rubs me the wrong way and I can't stand to watch her. Maybe it is because no one would show that much cleavage while using very hot things. LOL
• United States
23 Sep 07
LOL thats very true
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@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
9 Oct 07
There are periods of time where I can't turn off the cooking network channel, then there are days I won't even watch it even if I'm bored. I love to cook and sometimes it's fun watching the channel to get ideas. I love watching the holiday specials.
• United States
7 Nov 07
yes you can get alot of ideas from the Holiday specials
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Seems each time I try to watch a cooking show, just as you said, the items being prepared are exquisite in nature or require odd ingredients. I would love to see a cooking show for the AVERAGE family/person! A show that provided tips on how to stretch the food budget etc!
• United States
9 Oct 07
I agree, I think Paula Dean or the Sandra Lee I think who does Semi homemade uses the most things that us average foks use
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
24 Sep 07
I watch Food Network a lot. I hardly ever make what they are making. I don't like Emeril, Sandra Lee, or Giada, but I like pretty much everybody else. I think my favorite is Paula Dean. She actually cooks with things you can find. He meals are so fattening though, so I hardly ever make her recipes. My son LOVES Rachel Ray, Unwrapped, and the Challenge shows.
• United States
29 Sep 07
I love Paula Dean she seems so fun loving and she is a hoot to watch, I will make her recipies every so often, I like rachel ray also but sometimes her ingredients are either to expensive or to hard to find
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
24 Sep 07
Yea I get what you are saying. I do like Aldon Brown's show, and I like to watch Semi-Homemade when I can. Seems like they can use some everyday items. Other than that I like a lot of cooking shows. Some of which I know I could match despite how exotic they may seem (especially the top chef, iron chef and hells kitchen items).
• United States
30 Sep 07
Semi homemade makes some good things
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I have not had television in a long time, but when I did I found myself addicted to the cooking shows. There was one that was like a game show, that did use everyday ingredients.... I do not remember the name of it but I think there were 3 contestants and they were regular folks not chefs and they had a certain time frame to make a meal around a few main ingredients given them - they were judged on appearance, creativity, taste.
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
yes i love watching cooking shows especially Iron Chef America. what i do is i experiment and substitute some of the ingredients if the recipe requires ingredients that are hard to find here in our place.
@indiavani (865)
• India
24 Sep 07
Hello! I don't enjoy watching cooking shows much. But I do watch them when they show recipe of something which am really looking for or whose ingredients are available easily. When I hear the name of the dish they are going to cook on that show and I get to know that the ingredients aren't available easily, I mostly switch off the TV. vani ^_^
@alamode (3073)
• United States
24 Sep 07
Check out the food network website... they have great videos from many of their programs, plus a ton of recipes!