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Would You Rather Watch Food Network or PBS?


leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Travel Channel over both, but America's Test Kitchen is awesome
jenni_po jenni_po 8 years
I would definitely stay home all day and watch Food Network + cook if it would pay the bills! I love the so-called "food porn" of food television, regardless of the show... plus I do find little techniques and inspiration for my own cooking in every show, even if the recipes in their entirety aren't in my budget/reality range.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
PBS handsdown!!! I love all those shows.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
I watch both. I love Lidia Bastianich. I have been watching her for years before I had cable. And everyday food is also on PBS. Daisy Martinez and Rick Ballis are on PBS too.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Food :)
girl21innyc girl21innyc 8 years
I love them both , I love food tv shows. I agree that food network, is overrated, and some of their hosts, can tone it done a little, (i.e Guy, Rachel), but then theres Ina and Giada who are great, and whose food looks delicious.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm more of a food network fan....i don't watch PBS....even with some of the new shows that are on the air.
kia kia 8 years
Actually my fave food show is Lynne Rosetto Kasper on The Splendid Table... NPR.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
That depends on whether I want to watch actual cooking or whether I want to watch unnaturally smiley food porn. 9 times out of 10, PBS wins. But Food Network is like Funyuns - sometimes you crave something ridiculous and utterly insubstantial. Didn't used to be like this - Food Network used to be about chefs. Now it's about home cooks being PERKY while recycling the same tired kitchen tips. I remember learning fundamentals like how to break down a whole chicken on PBS when I was a kid. Anything so useful on Food Network? Hardly.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
words cannot explain my love for pbs!
tepiza tepiza 8 years
I love PBS to death. Don't like Lidia. The Food Network is waaay overrated.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
All foodie shows are okay in my book.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I love them both! I really like "America's Test Kitchen" on PBS because it's really informative and in-depth. I also like "Everyday Food" because it's gourmet food that's fairly accessible to prepare. But I also like Food Network's shows...I like the Food Network Challenges, especially the cake ones because some of those bakers are amazing. And I also vote for the Travel Channel! I recently have gotten into that show "Man vs. Food" where Adam Richman goes to all these pig-out places and tries to beat their challenges. And I LOVE "Bizarre Food". I wish I were brave enough to try some of those foods.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I grew up on the PBS food shows, but now I admit I watch more Food Network. But I'll still catch an episode of PBS food tv, and I love them all!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Yum hit the nail right on the head. PBS is so much more interesting and diverse, in my opinion. I'd much rather watch Lidia, Ming, or Pepin than Sandra Lee, Rayray, or Guy Fieri.
Food Food 8 years
One Saturday, I watched Lidia Bastianich sing the praises of burrata, learned of top Bay Area restaurants on Check Please! Bay Area, followed Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie travel to Tuscany, watched José Andres visit San Sebastián in Made in Spain, and Hubert Keller demonstrate hors d'oeuvres for the home kitchen. At the same time on the Food Network, there was a cake challenge and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
jhig jhig 8 years
PBS will always be first in my book. The Food Network profiles underachieving chefs who, in the real world, I doubt would ever be considered for a gig. BTW, why wasn't the Travel Channel considered into the line up? I'd watch the Travel Channel any day over the Food Network. Thanks to Anthony Bourdain, Samantha Brown, & the always wonderful Andrew Zimmern - I've take a strong, curious interest in many ethnic cuisines, travels & cultures.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
before i had cable i used to watch pbs, but onw i watch food network more... but i would still watch either.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
Both! I watch any channel that has a food show on.
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