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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:28 AM

Food Network needs a major overhaul

Far too much of their programming is reruns. I can only think of a few series that show new episodes (Beat Bobby Flay, The Kitchen, Worst Cooks in America, Baking Championship, Kids Baking Championship, Food Truck Race, Next Food Network Star, Guys Grocery Games, Chopped).

I also get really sick of how every holiday turns into an excuse to focus on the food for that holiday. This week they're showing hardly anything that doesn't have to do with chocolate.

It'd be sweet if they had a program dedicated to fish and seafood, also one on vegetarian/vegan cooking. Maybe even one about using instapots and slow cookers. How about another dedicated to Asian Food?

Is it really that difficult for them to come up with something new?






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Reply Food Network needs a major overhaul (Original post)
MissMillie Feb 11 OP
NRaleighLiberal Feb 11 #1
blueinredohio Feb 11 #2
PJMcK Feb 11 #9
LisaM Saturday #28
Vinca Feb 12 #24
procon Saturday #32
The Truth Is Here Feb 11 #3
MANative Feb 11 #4
Staph Feb 11 #18
Phentex Feb 11 #22
trotsky Feb 11 #5
Sophiegirl Feb 11 #7
MissMillie Feb 11 #11
Turbineguy Feb 11 #13
spinbaby Feb 11 #16
mitch96 Feb 11 #17
AwakeAtLast Feb 11 #23
LisaM Saturday #27
Ohiogal Saturday #30
Sophiegirl Feb 11 #6
Sentath Feb 11 #8
Polly Hennessey Feb 11 #10
dem in texas Feb 11 #20
catbyte Feb 11 #12
Delmette2.0 Feb 11 #14
dem in texas Feb 11 #19
Delmette2.0 Feb 11 #21
lynintenn Feb 11 #15
FloridaBlues Saturday #25
LisaM Saturday #26
LisaM Saturday #29
Ohiogal Saturday #31
PoliticAverse Saturday #33

Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:31 AM

1. The Guy Fieri network?



We stopped watching long ago. Same with HGTV, which has no G anymore

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:37 AM

2. Remember when HGTV used to redo people's back yards?

Or make their yard the nicest on the block? Those were the days.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:55 AM

9. No gardens

It also occurred to me that none of the houses HGTV’s star rebuilders remodel ever put a piano in the houses.

Just sayin’.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 01:31 PM

28. Or books.

I couldn't live in those book-free houses.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:17 PM

24. Exactly. I'm so sick of that guy I never watch the Food Network anymore.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:33 PM

32. Cant abide the man.

He eats like a pig and hw has the most unhealthy eating habits.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:39 AM

3. While i am a fan of the shows you mentioned

I agree there has to be more diversity. Thats why Chopped is the most interesting show on that network.

And yes they need to fire Guy. Hes just a dullard. I dont even record Guys grocery games because its dumb.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:41 AM

4. I get irritated with all the "competition" shows

I want to be educated about cooking and food and couldn't care less how I might combine liver with chocolate pudding. (seriously - from this week's Chopped.) And don't get me started on Guy Fieri!!! He annoys me almost as much as tRump.

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Response to MANative (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:12 PM

18. I quit watching the Food Network years ago

because food as competition is boring! I want to learn how to make something new, not how to cook six weird ingredients in 12 minutes.

On Saturday afternoons, I watch my local PBS stations, to see Lidia's Kitchen, A Chef's Life, America's Test Kitchen, Cook's Country, and Martha Bakes.


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Response to Staph (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:55 PM

22. I think that's the only show I still watch...

and halfheartedly at that. I don't even really know what shows are on anymore because I got sick of seeing Guy Fieri on everything.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:46 AM

5. They're bringing back Good Eats!

That alone is enough in my book.

These older episodes they've been airing where current Alton revisits and revises some of the content have been awesome.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:50 AM

7. I loved that show!

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Response to trotsky (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:31 AM

11. That's a great show.

Alton Brown is awesome.

(He and I share a birthday.)

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Response to trotsky (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:42 AM

13. I've always enjoyed Alton Brown too.

It's nice to learn about what's going on underneath.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:37 PM

16. Good Eats Reloaded isn't Food Network

It’s on the Cooking Channel.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:11 PM

17. "Good Eats!" +++++++++++++++

I want the theme song for a ring tone... Alton is kind of a dick but I like his explanation of the why's and wherefores of cooking... Kinda pulls it all together like Rachel's explaining politics... But she is not a dick... well of course she can't be a ........ you know what I mean..
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Response to trotsky (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:22 PM

23. Follow Alton Brown

If you don't already. You won't be sorry!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 01:29 PM

27. Alton Brown spent a whole show pronouncing pasty wrong.

I still haven't recovered.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 01:49 PM

30. I love Good Eats, too.

Informative, entertaining, and funny.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:49 AM

6. I completely agree!

The only “new” show I’ve seen lately The Kitchen. I could tell because there was a mention of a current event. Other than that, I’m tired of seeing marathon episodes of things like Guy’s Grocery Games and Chopped.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:55 AM

8. Most people do their best creative work under some kind of restraint,

Time, budget, form, medium, whatever. If it MUST be a contest, get someone to judge a week worth of "Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems" meals.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:16 AM

10. The Food Network died

a long time ago. That Guy person is annoying and more annoying.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:58 PM

20. Yes, Food Network Sucks

It's not about cooking anymore. Every food contest has wanna-be actors tying to break-in to TV, posing as cooks. Food Network is a joke and an insult to anyone who cares about good food and cooking.

I quit watching it years ago.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:31 AM

12. I honestly don't know why they even bother with "The Next food Network Star" anymore.

They used to have their own cooking shows, but now, they seem to air a couple of episodes then they're gone, never to be seen again. Oh, they may show up occasionally as a judge on "Guy's Grocery Games" or that stupid show that Alton Brown hosted with challenges that forced chefs to operate a blender by pedaling a bicycle or some such nonsense.

I started watching more of The Cooking Channel, but even that channel is migrating more towards hosts visiting restaurants that offer The World's Biggest Taco or other such places rather than instructional shows. I'll just stick to YouTube, I guess.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:59 AM

14. It would be wonderful if they would publish the recipes.

Even if it is a competition, the negative comments are minor. I would have loved to try many of them.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:52 PM

19. When Food network first started

You could send a stamped self addressed envelope to your favorite show and they would mail you the recipes for the current week's episode. I always did that for Two Hot tamales, got lots of excellent recipes that way.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:41 PM

21. I didn't know that.

I'm off cable now and get a glimpse of a few of their programs through Roku.

I really don't miss the Food Network very much.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:19 PM

15. Good Eats was the best show on Food Network

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 01:13 PM

25. See if your cable airs " food channel" which is owned by Food network

A lot of shows now are aired on their web site for new shows. Agree they need more new content.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 01:24 PM

26. Tired of all the competition, tired of kids cooking (LAME).

I get sick of chocolate too, but a big fat NO to more fish and seafood. "Top Chef" and "Chopped" rely on it too much. I can't eat either! "Top Chef" is worse; one team did appetizers a couple weeks ago that were ALL fish or seafood! It's maddening.

I would like to see more straight cooking shows, and maybe more vegetarian cooking (minus Portobello mushrooms).

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 01:34 PM

29. MORE fish and seafood?

No, no, no. It's a huge problem how much there already is ("Top Chef" is worse).

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 01:52 PM

31. Why don't they do a show

On quick, healthy, meals for people who are on a budget and don't have much time to cook but don't want to eat takeout every night.

I know Rachel Ray used to do 30-minute-meals, but after a while her recipes were all the same. Meat and pasta, meat and pasta .....

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:41 PM

33. The place for good cooking shows/videos now is youtube. n/t

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