I mainly watching cooking competition shows like The Great British Menu, and I love The Great British Bake Off. I also like other cooking programmes featuring Paul Hollywood or Mary Berry. Just recently The Taste has started, and I'm watching that.
I don't usually use any of the recipes though, unless I get the recipe book that is based on the series. I buy all the British Bake Off books, but usually adapt the recipes to suit my own tastes.
I watched one season of 'My Kitchen Rules' for the competitions and the personalities but, after reading about how much of it is actually scripted, I won't be tuning into this year's season. So much for "reality" television.
Yes I do. I particularly like Jamie Oliver and the cooking section of Better Homes and Gardens. I watch some episodes of the reality cooking shows, but to me the game detracts from the cooking. I would much rather watch cooking. Sometimes I try the recipes.
I have watched a few episodes of different cooking shows, but I've never gone out of my way to watch them, which is weird. I am a bit of a foodie, and I'm always interested in learning new things about cooking, I don't know why I haven't been all over cooking shows.
Yes. Not the hyped up ones like Master Chef or MKR. There are lots of great ones like Good Chef Bad Chef, Better Homes and Gardens, Huey's kitchen, etc. I spent over 5 months in St George Public Hospital ( couldn't praise it highly enough, after being a Private Hospital snob all my life) very heavily sedateted/drugged. I could only watch cooking shows or travel shows as anything even a bit 'dark' made me very uncomfortable. Since then I am hooked on cooking shows and even do a little experimental cooking when my wife lets me.