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'Barefoot Contessa' Garten focuses on recipes that can be made ahead, finished at last minute

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Ina Garten is a bestselling cookbook author, an Emmy-winning television host and the doyenne of casual elegance. But on a recent afternoon, the so-called “ 1,180 more words


Cooking shows - the addiction

Food and television are both very addictive, so it is no surprise that when you combine the two you have people hooked.

The rise of reality TV or ‘constructed reality’ as it is often more diplomatically referred to has meant that the game has changed when it comes to cooking shows. 571 more words


Sachie's Kitchen

Sachie’s kitchen

Ever since I was a little girl I remember loving Japanese food. My very first memory of it was being introduced to sushi by my aunt, uncle and cousins at a little sushi stand in a local shopping center in Melbourne, Australia. 995 more words

Where Have All The Great Food Shows Gone?

For the past five years, I’ve been carefully watching the Food Network, learning as much as I can from the chefs I watched on TV, whether it was in competitive cooking challenges or hosted shows like Triple-D ( 1,719 more words


When I grow up I wanna be like Nigella..

A few months or a year or two ago I joined the ranks of the people who can watch countless channels of macho men who blow things up, drive recklessly on their motorbikes, women who look like they have fallen into a bowl of Cheetos, kids who wear more make-up than what the entire cast of Sex and the City slap on their faces and best of all – world famous chefs who make the most delicious dishes…Yes, people, I now can also flip the channels of my newly installed ‘upgrade’ (not sure I can mention the name of the service provider…hint – the name is made up of four letters…) 280 more words

Cooking Shows

Getting to know Hugo, or: Food in motion

Earlier this summer, after I did a Facebook post about elderflower syrup, a German follower asked me whether the cocktail “Hugo” was also known in America. 1,099 more words