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Do you like to watch cooking shows?

Asked at Hy-Vee, 3504 W. Clinton Parkway on January 15, 2010

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“Yes, I do. Alton Brown is my favorite. Emeril Lagasse is another one. I enjoy them; they’re interesting.”

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“No, I do not because I don’t cook. My husband does.”

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“No, because they don’t entertain me.”

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“I never watch cooking shows. My wife does all the cooking.”


countrygirl 7 years ago

I learn lots of stuff from Alton and I enjoy watching triple D.

schula 7 years ago

I love to watch cooking shows. Some of my favs:

Top Chef, Chopped, Triple D, Iron Chef, Good Eats

bearded_gnome 7 years ago

Spacehog, so sorry for you losing your Chocolate lab. dogs are a very special gift to us humans. they give so much each day, care so much and you sure can count on them.
I know what you mean about the crying too.

“I never watch cooking shows. My wife does all the cooking.”

just because she does the cooking doesn't mean you can't enjoy cooking shows ... "bam!"

if you watch Paula Dean long enough, you start to pick up that accent.

stacy yazzie 7 years ago

I do.. I enjoy watching "Down Home with The Neely's" ... and Rachel Ray..-- Shoot, I watch it ALL... I love to cook..

Bill Lee 7 years ago

I spend too much time in the kitchen to take time to watch someone else cook on TV. I'm sure I can still learn a few things, but I just don't see the need.

somedude20 7 years ago

I like that Sandra Lee and not for cooking reasons. I would watch the show if she did her show semi naked

Chris Ogle 7 years ago

Oh yes.... Bamm, add some more salt to that frozen pizza ... then watch my favorite cooking show.

beawolf 7 years ago

I told my wife her cooking would improve if she wore those low cut tops like Giada.

Speaking of Alton Brown, his new book is great.

The downside of watching these shows is that they make me hungry.

Triple D may be the best show on TV.

Bourdain is getting stale. I can't take Rachel Ray's voice any more. The Nealys are irritating. I still like Bobby Flay, especially his "grilling" shows. I'd like to party with Paula Dean and Guy Fiero (sp).

Rex Russell 7 years ago

Watching Giada in a low-cut top stirring stuff up is just soft-core porn. Luv her show.

Melissa Kounelaki 7 years ago

Graham Kerr (the Galloping Gourmet) isn't dead, he's about 76 years old. I love Alton Brown and have learned so much from Good Eats. Love Rachael Ray, too (I haven't really seen much of her talk show, but love 30 Min. Meals) I like Paula Deen, too, mostly just to listen to her. But my favorite cooking show was/is Two Fat Ladies. And that Julia Child ain't bad either...

RoeDapple 7 years ago

That Andrew Zimmer sure do eat some strange stuff.

ohjayhawk 7 years ago

Prospector beat me to it. I miss good old Zhoustan (Justin) Wilson.

spacehog - Sorry to hear about your dog. We have two black labs and I dread the day they and our two mutts go.

jonas_opines 7 years ago

No, they rank about the same as going to the strip clubs. All enticement, no follow through, and all you can really do is yell at them: "I bet you go great with gravy, yeah!" Then you look in their eyes and you get the strong suspicion that, really, they're just faking how much they're enjoying the whole thing.

Wait, what are we talking about again? Damn stomach bug.

BorderRat 7 years ago

Don't really watch the cooking shows but I like "Man vs Food" and that chubby bald guy that eats all the bugs and stuff.

Sigmund 7 years ago

Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you what you are. --Brillatt Savarin

The original Iron Chef was just classic. My most memorable episode was when challenger Tadamichi Ota battled Iron Chef Sakai with live octopus.

(1/5) (2/5) (3/5) (4/5) (5/5)

Caution Spoiler!

Challenger Tadamichi Ohta Dishes: Octopus in Cod Roe & Mayonnaise Sauce Octopus Stew, Lobster Broth Sauteed Octopus & Foie Gras Octopus Grilled on Stone Fried Octopus Suction Cups Octopus Rice in Soup

Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai Dishes: Octopus Carpaccio Fried Octopus in Veal Broth Octopus Soup, Southern French Style Octopus Stew, Tomato Flavour

In the end it wasn't even close, a clean sweep and clear winner!

lmn 7 years ago

I've never noticed Giada's cleavage. I can't take my eyes off of her ginormous head. It's HUGE.

jackpot 7 years ago

cwgoku that's Dinners,Drive-in's and Dives on the food network. Triple D

sbdad 7 years ago

I liked the guy that used to be on channel 6, he was great! Sorry I forgot his name.

jonas_opines 7 years ago

Love on me look? That dog, though quite handsome, is clearly passing stern judgment.

Marcy McGuffie 7 years ago

sbdad (Anonymous) says… I liked the guy that used to be on channel 6, he was great! Sorry I forgot his name.

Tony Nave?

budwhysir 7 years ago

No not at all, I only like one kind of cookie and dont need to watch how to make any other flavor. Keep your cookie shows. I will continue to watch home improvement shows with subjects like how to remove ice from your sidewalk, or "7 uses for the snow you remove from your driveway. or: dont scoop the yellow snow snow snow where will you go the walk is icy how bout yer neighbors stare? snow on my driveway ice on my sidewalk bob is my buddy, and many other classics

jumpin_catfish 7 years ago

We love Alton Brown and our new favorite is Drive-Ins, Diners and Dives, great show.

marthacaxx 7 years ago

Oi! I like Good Eats. I also like uhhhhhhhhhh, Good Eats! Alton Brown is amazing! He is my favorite cook on tv. I have at least 5 or 6 of his DVD's. They are awesome! He is so funny! Makes me wish that I had cable again.

John Reher 7 years ago

For hot chefs, I would take Nigella Lawson or Padma Lakshmi. Rachel Ray is just annoying and Giada's head is too big! Love Bobby Flay, Alton Brown and the people on America's Test Kitchen. Oh, and what about Anthony Bourdain? His shows aren't really about cooking but they are certainly about food.

bearded_gnome 7 years ago

Graham Kerr (the Galloping Gourmet) isn't dead, he's about 76 years old.

---and well pickled too.

ldvander 7 years ago

I saw on MvF the host went to an Indian restaurant in NYC and ordered up some Phaal. Supposed to be the hottest curry around. They use the Ghost Pepper which I have checked out online and, yeah, that little bugger is hot as hades. Does anyone know if India Palace will whip up some Phaal? And yes Paula Dean is the greatest!

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