Our food network will obviously be different from yours, we do get a lot of English programmes. But we do have Alton, Emeril, Paula Deene, Flay etc. Of course most of these are several years old. One recent pleasing prog. is conducted by a very elegant Maori woman, so it is all local ingredients. My daughter recently told me what s'mores are. Pass, thank you.
I think, in general, that the US diet has substantially more sugar in it than NZ. But that is changing unfortunately. And as for Paula, well I find her accent somewhat, umm, penetrating. My favourite of all time is Rick Stein. I like the travelling programmes from the US as well, showing me a country and people/foods I will never otherwise see. I can't remember if it was Roker on the Road, or Flay that showed an omlette being made on the flat top by a fellow who had clearly made at least a million before. And the ribs, huge flats of smoked and dressed and BIG. Nothing like that here. And Alton of course, we really like him. Tyler, naturally. I would quite like Emeril, except for all the braying from the audience. It gets so loud. Having said all that, I know I could never do what these people do. And they are teaching people, even if they do things like cracker soup, or whatever, at least it isn't coming from McDevils et al. Even if one person learns, the simplicity of soup, the joy of good casserole, the ease of a roast dinner. And that they don't need dessert.