Tagged: Food Network

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I Miss Cooking Shows…

I don’t like reality shows. I really don’t like competition reality shows. I really really don’t like cooking-/food-based competition reality shows. I realize that the three above statements cancel out a lot of television for me, but I still have...

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video: Shatner Fryers Club

Sad as it makes this Southern boy, I have always maintained a “no frying” rule in my apartments for many reasons, the resulting weight gain and lingering smell chief amongst them. Still, on Thanksgiving Eve, I can’t help but long...

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Ice Sculpting… not just for weddings anymore!

I admit that I have pretty much given up on Food Network. In terms of programming, I will watch Barefoot Contessa, Good Eats and perhaps any rerun of a Nigella Lawson or Jamie Oliver show–both of which are now found...

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tv/video: Jamie Goes West

Just watched a very cute–and ultimately cheeky–ad for Jamie Oliver’s new Channel4 series Jamie’s American Road Trip this morning. From cowboys to alligator hunters, and ex-gang members to high-society ladies, Jamie Oliver wants to discover the real heart of America,...

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food porn: $240 worth of pudding

No, not really. This is $240 worth of pudding. And this is some caramel croissant pudding a la Nigella Lawson*: It seems that Food Network only has about 10 episodes total of both Nigella’s shows, so I see the same...

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celebrity crush: Jamie Oliver

I don’t often get celebrity crushes. I can accept that a certain actor or actress is hot, but in my mind I think about how much work they have to do to stay that way and I admit that as...

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and the cherry on top

I think I’m getting sick. In the middle of a 60-70° December, I’m getting sick! Great. Chances are the illness is going to bring down my holiday spirit even more. I really think a vacation would be good for me,...

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food rants

Kate over at Accidental Hedonist pointed out the following New Yorker article about the sad and sorry state of the Food Network. Bill Buford took it on himself to watch 72 straight hours of the Food Network and wrote on...

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Form over Function

The Food Network’s new demographic: Even if viewers outside the new [15-35 year old males] target of the network lack the statistically disposable income, people who love to cook are more likely to buy into cooking-related advertising than someone who...