more on trade-offs

I don't watch much television at all, except for the morning news at breakfast. When I do turn on the TV for some reason (perhaps while eating a meal when Terry isn't around), I like to watch cooking shows. But I like real cooking shows, not the competition programs that dominate the Food Network these days. I really liked Food Network's sister network, The Cooking Channel, which pretty much shows straight cooking shows. The problem is that we lost that when we switched from DirecTV to cable.

What I'm realizing is that I just need to do a little planning ahead. Food Network still has Marcela Valladolid of Mexican Made Easy, Rachael Ray, and the gorgeous Giada De Laurentiis. I simply need to record a few shows and have them on hand when I want to watch something.

I don't have access to Nigella Lawson, and I do enjoy her somewhat sexy, sultry style. But I don't really like her dishes all that much. What can you say about someone who says that corn and flour tortillas are interchangeable and that it's OK to use instant mashed potatoes? Please! I can get by without Nigella.

All-in-all it's a more than fair trade-off for the much faster internet access we now have.


3 Comments on “more on trade-offs”

  1. Boston Pobble says:

    Corn And Flour Tortillas Are Interchangeable??????? HERESY! (and for the record, this is not good natured teasing; I really do feel this strongly about it)

  2. MikeC says:

    Pobble,
    This is the same person who opened a show from the back of a town car and talked about how easy it is to entertain after work. If my lifestyle allowed me to be taken home from work in a town car I could entertain after work as well!

  3. […] continued to miss up until now, was that our cable company didn’t have The Cooking Channel. As I wrote at the time, I enjoyed the Cooking Channel because they actually had cooking shows, rather than the reality and […]


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