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#301 Dave W

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:20 AM

What do you think he's doing with all his smokers and ranch kettle fired up in the background of each shot?

#302 rotuts

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:23 AM

everything on these shows is for display.  its a 'set' set.



#303 scubadoo97

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:40 AM

All those smokers are burning wood. Looks good doesn't it? It's mostly white smoke which you don't want to smoke with but looks impressive

#304 rotuts

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:06 AM

its all a set.  no cookn' going on anywhere.



#305 Dave W

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:11 AM

its all a set. no cookn' going on anywhere.



I see what you did there.

#306 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 03:21 PM

can't seem to BBQ either.  at least I haven't seen any Q.

 

Hes far too neat, his shirts are so crisp and clean...ill bet he cries if he gets BBQ sauce on his sleeve


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#307 rotuts

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 03:29 PM

Id love to see the True Finances involved in making a show like 'smoke'

 

sponsors, hotel kick-in, staff  .....

 

there has to be a great deal of  money involved.

 

it was on today.   it was sooooo bad, I took it off my Eye-TV recording list

 

and deleted the files I already had

 

that's a first for me.   Im pretty much addicted occasionally watch PBS cooking shows.



#308 ElsieD

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 03:47 PM

The only time I ever watch Steven Raichlen is when I can't sleep. 5 minutes of listening to him drone away and I'm a goner. Guaranteed.
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#309 rotuts

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 04:19 PM

Sooooooooo

 

how is this drivel paid for ?



#310 Shel_B

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 09:28 AM

I took a quick look at Episode 102 - Shoulders and Bellies.  I was not impressed with the technique used for the pastrami, plus the meat didn't seem to be cooked very well.  I'd have liked to see that fat melted quite a bit more.  Very thin smoke ring.  Also, IMHO, pastrami should be made with brisket - at least that's what I know having spent my formative pastrami years in NYC.  Yes, I know that other cuts can and have been used.  Still, I've never seen belly used in a pastrami.

 

I like the earthy style of 'cue as put forth by so many of the more traditional bbq joints and pit masters, regardless of the style.


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#311 daveb

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:39 PM

The single worst one (at present) is "Cut Throat Kitchen" where Alton Brown (a great food entertainer once) introduces absurd challenges to the chefs.

 

Can't think of anything on Food Network that I have any interest in watching.   RR and Sandra Lee especially.

 

I do DVR "Knife Fight" on Esquire channel.  Real chefs, real kitchens, real food, real cooking and entertaining as well.  Like.



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 07:59 AM

Well, Rachel Ray's daytime show is not a true cooking show; I don't know what it is, besides just about the worst program on TV.

She is so obnoxious in the way she talks over her guests, presumably because 'she's an expert on evrything'.

When I do watch her, it's only because I'm waiting for 'The View' to come on but her cooking segment is the only decent part of the show, which isn't saying much.

I cannot believe that ABS hasn't pulled the show yet.


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#313 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 05:02 PM

The Jazzy Vegetarian has ballooned up...I thought vegetarians are supposed to be thin


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Posted 09 August 2015 - 11:36 AM

The single worst one (at present) is "Cut Throat Kitchen" where Alton Brown (a great food entertainer once) introduces absurd challenges to the chefs.
 
Can't think of anything on Food Network that I have any interest in watching.   RR and Sandra Lee especially.
 
I do DVR "Knife Fight" on Esquire channel.  Real chefs, real kitchens, real food, real cooking and entertaining as well.  Like.


Could not agree more. Food Network what are you thinking? Huh. Sheesh.
Love knife fight though.
Gusto is my new food channel.

#315 rotuts

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 11:45 AM

Im a(n) Fan addict for most PBS cooking shows.  not the ones before Noon, that involve Felon's, but most.  Ive read in the past that the Felon's shows were offered to

 

PBS for Free, as a sort of an Industrial Rehabilitation Project for a Brand that had faded etc.  Don't know much more myself.

 

but I did just now catch a few minutes of Jazzy Vegetarian.  Its on the PBS SD channel in my area.

 

it is indeed pretty awful.  if caped and broadcast in HD it might damage those more expensive camera's.  that's all I can make of the situation.


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#316 gfweb

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 07:36 PM

So Alton Brown questions Bourdain's skills and holds up a series of Good Eats shows as some kind of equivalent to running a restaurant and a CIA education?

 

http://greatideas.pe...thony-bourdain/

 

Seriously, Alton?


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