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Red5

Questions about UK Cookery shows

So last year I came across Rachel Khoo's Little Paris Kitchen, The Hairy Bikers, Two Greedy Italians, The Fabulous Baker Brothers (bought the book, really good), Simply Italian (just blows away Giada), and Gok Cooks Chinese. I'm in the US so I can't access these shows regularly and haven't found any new episodes. It seems like they mostly ran for 6 episodes and were done. Were these just cancelled shows or is programming normal to have short runs with multiple people every year? Are any of these people celebrities out there?


I just found another show called Paul Hollywood's Bread which seems decent. I'm actually really jealous that the BBC can come up with shows that focus on bread (can't remember seeing any here) and have other shows that are actually engaging and don't treat the viewer like an idiot. 

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Wingnut

I used to watch the Fab Bros and River Cottage when I was back in Europe, I do not watch any shows here, mostly rubbish.

Sorry no other info to offer.

Cheers,

Wingnut

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d_a_kelly

I'm afraid the 6 show series is the average here in England. There are only 2 series of Two Greedy Italians, and I'm not even sure there are 12 episodes in total. There are lots and lots of cookery shows on UK tv, so I'm not really sure where to start, but I enjoyed Kitchen Secrets by Ramond Blanc. I'm sure you can find it online.

 

David

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Patf

I watch the Hairy Bikers because one of them is a geordie like me. Their last programme was on potatoes, which  was well done, and they often include an item on breadmaking using unusual ingredients.

But I fear there's an obsession with food in the UK, which accounts for all these series and the growing problem of obesity.

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Red5

Every UK show I've seen has been nothing but informative, healthy, make-at-home high quality products. I'd guess the rise in obesity in the UK is similar to the rise in the US: overwhelmingly high consumption of cheap fast food and people who can't afford or have access to better food. UK seems to be much worse off than the US right now regarding unemployment and other financial issues. Maybe austerity is making the country fatter.