Great Food Network – lay claim to my afternoons completely, why don’t you? I’ve gone and gotten myself completely hooked on not one, but two fairly new Food Network programs – to the tune of back to back. Add these “can’t miss” shows to my long-standing Food Network addictions (Paula Deen, Guy, Rachael, Bobby Flay, Giada, Ace of Cakes, the Neely’s, and Alton Brown) – I need a television in my kitchen so I can actually cook, myself as well as watch all of these extremely entertaining and talented people cook.
Cooking Video: Sunny Anderson, From Cooking For Real, Makes French Toast:
My newest addictions are Cooking for Real with Sunny Anderson and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef with Anne Burrell. 5 Minutes into each show, I knew each lady would soon be spending almost as much time in our home as I do. These beautiful ladies are on top of the cooking game and, just as important, they’re full of spirit, wit, and personality. There just aren’t enough words to describe how perfectly these girls fit into the Food Network lineup.
Sometimes networks move shows around, but I’m supremely hoping that these shows stay on weekday afternoons. They’re in the perfect spot for me – right between the time I call it a day (from working online, from home) to the time I begin cooking supper. This is one of the times I love Food Network the most. Cooking shows are a wonderful, relaxing period of time to unwind and learn new recipes.
Some days, when things are kind of whacko, it helps just knowing that the Food Network is waiting to help me unwind before getting supper.
With Anne Burrelle and Sunny Anderson, the unwinding just became more entertaining. They’re breathing fresh life back into the Food Network and I’m just all kinds of excited about it.
Could you tell?
Personally, I think they’re doing for the Food Network what Lady Gaga did for music – giving it a dose of “Ain’t it good to be alive?!?!?”
About Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, From The Food Network.com:
Like your own private window into the kitchen of your favorite restaurant, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef reveals the concise, easy-to-master techniques of a top-level chef. By showcasing professional secrets to preparing food that is creative and full of flavor, – yet never frou-frou or scary, Anne Burrell translates your favorite restaurant foods into amazing at-home meals. With years of restaurant experience mixed with a pumped-up passion, Anne helps to take the mystery out of the professional kitchen and gets you making meals that are special enough for guests, but easy enough for a rushed weekday evening.
Tomorrow, on Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, Anne Burrell will make Wild Mushroom Risotto, Frisee Salad with Blue Cheese, Bacon and Hazelnuts, and Basic Chicken Stock. She made a Strawberry Tart today that my mouth has been watering for since.
About Cooking For Real, From The Food Network.com:
With an understanding of everyday life and the belief that real people deserve down-to-earth, delicious meals, Sunny Anderson offers real food for real life. Cooking for Real serves up solutions for easy-to-prepare, fantastic tasting menus. Sunny elevates the everyday meal by taking affordable, easy-to-find, easy-to-use ingredients and infusing them with diverse influences and rich, rewarding flavor. Sunny’s fresh, uncomplicated approach to classic comfort foods, along with her passion for interpreting the flavors of her unique travels, bring a bright style to delectable, down-home dishes.
Head over to Food Network.com for Cooking videos, recipes, and more. Whatever you do, check your local television listings for these two shows – then grab a cup of coffee and sit down for fun, relaxation, inspiration, and a whooping good time.