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Cooking Show Nostalga: Great Chefs

MB22 | | Jun 14, 2010 01:19 PM

Upon reading many of the threads posted in this forum (especially Best and Worst Cooking Shows), it's pretty evident that a lot of readers (including myself) prefer simple, straightforward cooking shows that highlight technique and actual teaching over a particular cook's celebrity status. Before the days of The Next Food Network Star and Rachel Ray's daytime empire (not necessarily a bad thing), food lovers and enthusiasts alike gathered to watch many memorable tutorials, including the Great Chefs series on PBS/the Discovery Channel, The Galloping Gourmet, and of course, the talents fo Julia Child.

I decided to google some of these oldie-but-goodie shows and found that you can watch/buy the Great Chefs tutorials and recipes on their website, and you can also watch YouTube episodes of some of the classic episodes. One of my favorites that I remember from my childhood is the "Chocolate Dreams" installments (of course):

To me, there's something to be said about these videos because not only are they strictly about learning technique and how to cook this stuff, they're also being taught by absolute masters.

What about everyone else? Do you have a favorite nostalgic food series that you used to watch all the time?