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    Question CW/SAD TV shows?

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    Am I the only one who is still addicted to the Food Network, Top Chef, etc? Is it weird to you guys that I still love watching these shows, even though I don't want to eat the food they make?

    I guess it's ok as long as it doesn't make me fall off the wagon, but I still love watching Cupcake Wars and Cake Boss! LOL Please tell me I'm not alone...
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    I love FoodTV, especially "Best Thing I Ever Ate." I'm not big on the cake/cupcake stuff, but if they're cooking Primalish foods, I'm all over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Renata View Post
    I love FoodTV, especially "Best Thing I Ever Ate." I'm not big on the cake/cupcake stuff, but if they're cooking Primalish foods, I'm all over it.
    I was watching "Best Thing I Ever Ate" while posting this Also love Iron Chef!
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    I love cooking shows (except for Sandra Dee's which just seems like shit on a stick)....now that I am primal I watch them with a mind about how I could modify them. I've found that by watching cooking shows, even just having them on in the background, that I've learned a lot about cooking as if by osmosis. You hear certain flavors pairing together, you see an interesting technique, you learn something about an herb....blah blah. Short of it: I love CW/SAD cooking shows too!
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    Another FoodTV addict here. Still loving anything with Gordon Ramsey, Top Chef is great, like Chopped as well. Like say_rahh, I have learned a lot of different techniques and flavour combinations that I regularly use, both before cooking primal and now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodini View Post
    Am I the only one who is still addicted to the Food Network, Top Chef, etc? Is it weird to you guys that I still love watching these shows, even though I don't want to eat the food they make?
    Is it so much different from the average watcher? Unlike you they'd want to eat the food, but I doubt most actually cook it, nevertheless.

    AFAIK, these programmes are ever more popular, yet ever fewer people do much cooking. So whatever those shows are they're certainly not a stimulus for viewers to do as they see. (Some viewers, sure.) I think they're mostly entertainment - and probably around so much, because they're relatively cheap for a production company to make.

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    I watch a couple of the cake/cupcake shows on occasion and I don't even have cable so I have to go out of my way to watch them on Fancast.com lol. I like to watch because it's just amazes me...the things they come up with. It's more art appreciation than cake appreciation, I think.

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    We watch Top Chef and the various other cooking competition shows...and anything by Gordan Ramsey. The rest of Food Network I could pretty much live without...though I do get sucked in by the occasional cake decorating show.

    Kinda funny, I remember many month ago watching an episode of Last Restaurant Standing and the contestants had to adjust their menu for the night to accommodate diners with celiac. It was the first time I'd ever heard of "celiac disease" and remember feeling so sorry for people who couldn't have *any* wheat/gluten. Now I live that way voluntarily and feel so much better for it!

    I remember the Top Chef Masters episode where they had to cook vegan, no soy and gluten free...now that's a challenge! LOL
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    I love Iron Chef, Good Eats, Chopped and the occasional Food Network Challenge. Mostly because those are the ones that give me the ideas of tinkering with certain spices and combinations. Heck, listening to one of the chefs talk about a tiramisu cream pudding is what gave me the idea for whipped heaven.
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    I don't have cable, but I love watching the cooking shows on PBS like America's Test Kitchen, Yan Can Cook, even Julia Child! However, with the power of the internet I get to enjoy one of my favorite, Good Eats. Sometimes at the gym they play Unwrapped in the evenings, so much sugar...

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