So the food network got too big and had to branch off with another channel. Seems to me all they did was dump off a bunch of shows and add a couple like jamie oliver and some good old classic julia. I will admit that i am a food t.v. junkie. I watch some of the best and some of the worst. For some reason ina garten(barefoot contessa) soothes me with her voice. I like both the japanese and american iron chef shows. Alton Brown annoys the hell out of me, but his show has a lot of good info. They brought back "molto mario" which I like. There are also some drink related shows which interest me. I'm hoping thay will start showing reruns from the short lived "Cook's Tour" with Anthony Bourdain. That show was truly an original and somewhat shocking for 10 years ago.
I just wish they would put on more stuff for the professional or true foodie (I hate that word). I don't know what, but I'll know when I see it. Something along the lines of the PBS show "Gourmet's Diaries of a Foodie". That is a decent show. And the show with Mark Bittman, Mario, Gwenyth Paltrow and that hot Spanish chick travelling through Spain. That was really cool too.
Anyone ever watch the PBS show "Chef's Story"? Great show. The host did a 20 minute interview with a chef like Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller or Charlie Trotter with some student questions (filmed at the French Culinary Institute in NYC) and then did a short demo. I want more stuff like this.