For many years I’ve been a huge fan of food shows on TV. When we had DirecTV and a DVR we had a steady stream of food related shows all queued up and ready to rock at our leisure. Now without access to 100 channels of nothing we have to resort to accessing food shows either on Hulu or broadcast TV. Unfortunately because we watch very little actual TV it’s mostly what’s on Hulu.
During the DirecTV years we fell in love with Gordon Ramsey–the UK version. His shows over there, such as The F Word and Kitchen Nightmares are nothing like the sensationalized and poorly edited versions we see through the eyes of Fox here in the US. There were other shows too, many which I cannot even possibly begin to recall, but which we thoroughly enjoyed and we miss them.
The only food related shows we are watching currently are Top Chef (when they are available on Hulu) and MasterChef. MasterChef is a Top Chef knockoff for amateurs only. While I disagree with a lot of their challenges and how they remove people from the show, the foods that are made are quite interesting. I have to admit I’m a bit jealous of people who claim to be amateurs yet can come up with the dishes they do but I really have to question any group, like that, who cannot name more than 9 or 10 vegetables/meats on a table. Seems a little fake.
What food related shows do you watch? Do you have a source for them that isn’t on cable? Why do you like the ones you do? Do you think that Gordon Ramsey’s shows in the US are too sensationalized (think Hell’s Kitchen or Kitchen Nightmares)? Whatever you have to say about food shows go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.