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Is Food Network going the way of MTV?

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Is Food Network going the way of MTV?

Brian Eden | Dec 23, 2004 10:10 AM

Remember when the Food Network used to have shows that taught you how to cook things?

I don't know if you've turned it on lately, but if you do, chances are pretty good that you'll just be watching other people eat. No cooking. Just eating.

Sure, they mix it up a bit. In one show, you can watch people eat in Chicago. Then (and here's where it gets really good) in the next show, they're eating in Albuquerque!

What kind of weird voyeuristic society is this becoming? I'm supposed to come home. Eat dinner. Then head to the couch so I can watch people eating dinner? Is America really getting that fat that we have to eat vicariously through our TVs?

Consider this a public plea to the Food Network execs. Please bring back the Jaime Olivers. I want to learn how to make Spaghetti Bolognese. If I wanted to watch people eating it, I'd set up my couch outside the Olive Garden.

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