Last night I happened up two new (to me) shows on my local PBS; Marcus Samuelsson’s No Passport Required (a dive into immigrant foods and culture in some big cities) and Confucius Was A Foodie. I enjoyed both, but the Samuelsson one was better. I’m not sure yet about the host of the Confucius Was A Foodie, but it had some interesting food and points. Given the dredge on Food Network these days, the PBS shows are a breath of fresh air.
So many US made programmes I have never heard of. There must be a lot food shows in the US? If you have Netflix or equivalent you have more access to shows not available in basic packages. It have a basic package with only 1 cooking channel. Besides that I rely on 2 BBC channels for British (food) programmes.
I don’t watch any of these but they are American shows on the food channel here at the moment: “United plates of America”, “America’s worst cook”. And “Restaurant startup”.
The food channel here is showing Oliver’s first season of Naked Chef starting today. He was 30 then, looked really young and 10kg lighter. The constant camera movements made me sick then and still makes me sick now.
Rick Stein’s new food programme “Secret France”. I only caught the last 5 minutes of it. A chef makes sausages stuffed with intestines only and champagne, and Stein eats it. Didn’t even know about his new programme until yesterday when I read it in a New Zealand food mag.
Hopefully I remember to watch it next Tuesday. France is not my favourite country but their cuisine is one of my favourites. Farking love it, actually.