Guest Editorial: Food Offerings Abound on DIRECTV
Friday, October 28, 2011 | posted by Mike
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Food television has been one of the most popular sorts of entertainment over the last number of years. It almost seems strange, actually, how very popular food television has become. Yet, whether people like to cook along to certain shows, or prefer competitive chef television for the sake of entertainment, these shows tend to bring in great ratings. In fact, the shows are often so popular that fans even look into tvbydirect offerings to gain access to more programs, or HD streaming of their favorite shows and channels, such as Food Network. If you, however, have never experienced the fun and interest of such channels, here are a few words on some of Food Network’s most popular shows.
- Iron Chef – Perhaps the most popular show on Food Network, Iron Chef is based on a very successful Japanese cooking show of the same name. Essentially, it features a lineup of famous and/or impressive chefs who compete against each other to see who can make the best dish, with each chef using the same key ingredient. In recent years, the chef lineup has featured big names such as Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Marc Forgione, and several others. Generally, this is less of an imitation show and more of an entertainment competition, though it can still provide some very appealing recipe concepts for those inclined to challenge themselves in the kitchen.
- The Best Thing I Ever Ate – This is a show that puts a bit of a spin on food television by showing you popular food that is available to you, rather than food that you can make. Essentially, the show features chefs picking out their favorite meals and foods in different categories, giving you specific ideas of where and what to eat if you want to experience what great chefs recommend. These people live for food, and they have ideas and opinions well worth considering!
- 30 Minute Meals With Rachel Ray – This is a show more geared toward people who want to either get new ideas for recipes or even cook while watching. Rachel Ray demonstrates a number of ways to create high quality, delicious meals at home in half an hour or less, which is a trick that not just anybody can master immediately. This is a great show to watch if you’re looking to expand your home menu and enhance your capabilities in the kitchen; though you may want to cook while you watch, because you’ll likely be hungry following an episode!