Our Maryland PBS station is usually outstanding in the shows they present, and have even paid for production of some of the best PBS cooking shows on tv. In the last couple of months, there has been a Saturday afternoon block of cooking shows that, imho, are pretty odd or lame. (I'm blaming much of this on funding problems!)
My conversation with others that love good cooking shows has come up with this question: there is a show called "Dish It Up Italian Style" that originates from WLIW New York (the ONLY information you can get from their useless web page). None of us can figure out why these people have an entire cooking show. They seem to have no restaurant experience, and often (perhaps "pretend") to have no knowledge of the ingredients or methods of cooking.
WHY do these people have a cooking show???????