We had cable connected in our new place just recently - but there is very little I am finding to watch on it. No Ming, not even any Gordon or Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall ir Georgio Locatelli....lots of air crash disasters, CSI style stuff and things like that. Hmmph!!!!
At the least there is MasterChef (UK version) and really old versions of the original Iron Chef- great fun.
It's "Jamie's Month" this month on cable here - getting slightly old very fast...holding out hope there will be something fresh upcoming. Or even some classic Keith Floyd (may he R.I.P.)- enjoy his various series so much. Simple cooking, great personality, local information and cooking partners.
I see Giardia de Larenzo (sp?) and turn onto the Simpsons immediately