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    Good Eats

    Good Eats

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    Food Network (ended 2012)
    Food can be fun! That's the message of Good Eats, where host Alton Brown explores the ways that food is prepared and the whys of food science. Along the way he and his cast of characters and experts slip in history, comedy, pop references, and (most of the time) a generous pinch of kosher salt. If you want to go beyond what to do into why you do it, then tune in to Good Eats on the Food Network!moreless
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    Iron Chef Japan

    Iron Chef Japan

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    Fine Living
    Iron Chef is an innovative cooking competition from Japan. Originally produced by Fuji TV, Iron Chef combined the excitement of a one on one sports competition with gourmet cooking.

    The title Iron Chef comes from the original Japanese title, Ironmen of Cooking.

    This innovative game show was always popular in its native Japan, but it found international success when the Food Network bought the series and began airing English dubbed episodes. It became a cult c as viewers were treated to exotic ingredients and innovative cooking techniques. No expense was spared. Chefs seemed to have almost limitless supplies of the most exotic and expensive gourmet ingredients.

    The competition is hosted by Chairman Kaga, an over-the-top master of ceremonies. He introduced a "secret ingredient" that the challenger and the chosen Iron Chef had to incorporate into every dish. Originally, the program was 30 minutes long, but it was soon expanded to an hour format. Each chef presented his/her dishes to a panel of 3-4 judges who rated the dishes to crown a winner. All of the competitions occurred in a specially designed "kitchen stadium".

    The New York Times once described Iron Chef as "kamikaze cooking". Iron Chefs and their competitors became celebrities in their own right. Storylines developed between groups determined to defeat the Iron Chefs.

    The show was so successful in English speaking countries that several spin-offs, specials, and updated versions were produced. On May 5, 2008, Fine Living, a sibling channel of Food Network owner Scripps Howard, began airing the show under the title of Iron Chef Japan, as not to confuse it with Food's Iron Chef America spin off series. They also assigned new production codes and replaced the old music with something different.moreless
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    Emeril Live

    Emeril Live

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    Food Network (ended 2009)
    Kick it up to notches unknown with Emeril Live. In front of a live audience, Emeril Lagasse--a master chef and owner of New Orleans' most talked-about restaurants--demonstrates gourmet cooking, with a bam!moreless
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    Gordon Ramsay's Boiling Point

    Gordon Ramsay's Boiling Point

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    TELETOON (ended 1999)
    For eight months, Gordon Ramsay is followed as he attempts to create a three Michelin star rated restaurant.
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    Chef!

    Chef!

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    BBC (ended 1996)
    Gareth Blackstock (Lenny Henry) is a master chef with an obsessive drive for culinary perfection, with no friends or outside interests other than his wife Janice, (Caroline Lee-Johnson) and remarkable verbal talents used primarily to creatively abuse his unfortunate staff of assistant cooks, although he is perfectly prepared to give the same treatment to waiters, management, suppliers, bankers, and, occasionally, customers.moreless
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    Two Fat Ladies

    Two Fat Ladies

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    BBC Two
    British cooking show with two chefs, Jennifer Patterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright. Each episode is filmed from a different location from a brewery to a cathederal, from a samll town home to a manor house. This was never filmed on a set. You always get to see an interesting part of Great Britan.moreless
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    Wild On

    Wild On

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    E! (ended 2002)
    Bubbly beauty Brooke Burke could have a good time at an accounting seminar, so just imagine the fun she'll have at some of the world's most exotic, festive and glamorous destinations. From Australia, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, to American party spots like Las Vegas and Chicago, Wild On follows Brooke as she checks out the food, the people and the nightlife that give each place its unique flair.moreless
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    Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook

    Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook

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    BBC (ended 2000)
    A British cooking show where celebrities guest star and help chefs to cook meals, a winner is chosen by the audience and the winning celebrity choose a charity to give their prize too.moreless
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    Cook on the Wild Side

    Cook on the Wild Side

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    KEO Films
    Cook on the Wild Side is a cooking and travel series hosted by famed British celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the eccentric wild man who travels the world in search of little-known earthy delicacies and meets up with some like-minded people who want nothing more than to live off the fat of the land. This show earned Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall the nickname "Hugh Fearlessly-Eatsitall" for his willingness to cook up and devour whatever edible items crossed his path, whether it was a nice hedgerow of a bit of roadkill. Each episode of this fun series follows Hugh into a new locale. In one episode, he goes diving for scallops in pristine Scottish waters, showing viewers how the molluscs can be prepared, served, and eaten raw right after you catch them. In another episode, he reveals the types of food one can find right in the middle of London, including pigeon and garden snails. Cook on the Wild Side is a classic cooking show and a must-see for foodies with a taste for adventure.moreless
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    Molto Mario

    Molto Mario

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    Food Network (ended 2006)
    Mario Batali brings his culinary skills to the small screen once again in this Food Network program. This time Mario presents secret techniques born from a kitchen in Italy.
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    Escape to River Cottage

    Escape to River Cottage

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    Channel 4 (ended 1999)
    Hugh has decided to quit the bustle of London and take on the life of a smallholder at River Cottage, a former gamekeeper's cottage in Dorset. The aim is self-sufficiency; to grow his own vegetables and raise his own animals for food.moreless
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    Essence of Emeril

    Essence of Emeril

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    Food Network
    Emeril Lagasse shares tips and recipes for his cajun and creole dishes. His recipes include everything from drinks to desserts.
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    Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home

    Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home

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    PBS (ended 2000)
    Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home was the last culinary series to star Julia Child. Teaming up with Julia for these 22 programs was Jacques Pépin, who had just finished Jacques Pépin's Kitchen: Encore with Claudine. This show took A La Carte Communications, its producing agency, into a new direction. After Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home, A La Carte grew by leaps and bounds with programs such as Michael Chiarello's Napa and America's Test Kitchen. There is no editor for this show. If you would like to be the editor look here for details.moreless
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    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs

    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs

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    PBS
    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs takes you in the kitchen with Our Lady of the Ladle, Julia Child, and one of contemporary cooking's finest chefs. Child, who became an American icon for introducing French cuisine to the American public with her celebrated recipe books, hosts the show and visits 16 master chefs from around the world. This PBS cooking series ran from 1993 to 1994, bringing viewers detailed demonstrations of recipes and cooking techniques from two passionate culinary experts. The sixteen episodes include a visit to Emeril Lagasse's kitchen in New Orleans for a lesson in Big Easy crawfish boils. Child also travels to Berkeley, California for a session with Alice Walters all about the California Regional Cuisine her restaurant, Chez Panisse, is famous for. Jeremiah Tower prepares some mouth-watering chicken and vegetable dishes, and Amy Ferguson-Ota pairs papaya and banana with seared Ono and curry from her home kitchen in Hawaii. Each episode of Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs brings new insight into how the great chefs create their masterpieces in their own kitchens.moreless
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    Baking with Julia

    Baking with Julia

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    PBS
    Baking With Julia is a 1996 cooking show on PBS hosted by the late Julia Child, who is considered the grand dame of culinary arts. Baking tips, techniques, and unique recipes of breads and desserts are shared by top pastry chefs, cookbook authors, and bakers who are featured on the show such as Alice Medrich, Norman Love, Steve Sullivan, and Martha Stewart. The series, which ran for three years, came with a cook book penned by baker Dorie Greenspan with the help of Child.moreless
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    In Julia's Kitchen With Master Chefs

    In Julia's Kitchen With Master Chefs

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    PBS
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs (1993), a cooking series that first aired in PBS, features 26 talented restaurant chefs as they cook their signature dishes and share their knowledge in preparing great recipes at home. Join Julia Child as she cooks with these great chefs and asks them several questions about their cooking techniques and kitchen tips to make home cooking better. The program shows how to prepare perfectly cooked meals by choosing the correct ingredients and spices, and making the perfect desert to compliment a dish. It covers preparing simple dishes to more complicated ones that include essential cooking tips such as making the perfect pizza Margherita dough with a proper kneading technique, the importance of tossing the salad correctly, or precutting meat before grilling or cooking to avoid oxidation. In one of the episodes with Chef Jody Adams, Julia learns the potential dangers of swallowing a bay leaf. In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs features great American recipes with famous restaurant chefs and shows how these dishes can be made at home.moreless
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    Food 911

    Food 911

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    Food Network
    Chef Tyler Florence travels across the country helping people conquer food crises in their own homes.