Yeah John, the original (though dubbed and subtitled for gringos) Iron Chef
is the best of the best! Iron Chef America
really sucked at first, but it is much better ... however cannot replace the original!
I like the Travel Channel offerings due to the travel aspect! I really disliked Anthony Bourdain
until I was able to get over the man ... but kept watching because of the locations. Now I like the show and even him.
OK, I may be in the minority on Bizzarre Foods
. I like the premise of the show and supposedly Andrew Zimmern's mantra, discovering cultures through their foods. I am not sure I could do what he does. But I like the show.Throwdown with Bobby Flay
... why do I initially have an aversion to American food stars? Got over this aversion and like the show, like the competition, like that he loses most of the time ... like the ethnic and cultural aspect that is often brought into the show.
Maybe I have this aversion to these "Food Stars" because I want to be The Next Food Network Star
Last one I can think of at the moment, Alton Brown's Good Eats
, like his food geek quirkiness and the "food science" that is a part of the show. Though I am not a fan of him putting eggs into his electric kettle to hard boil!!!
Show that I love to hate, Man v Food
. I hate it for the gluttony aspect. Is this guy just studip or suicidal? Just a bad show idea in this day and age. I could understand if the show aired 20-30 years ago. But today, it is completely and grossly irresponsible. IMHO.