I like cooking shows. No, I take that back. I love cooking shows. I don't know if it just about the creativity, or the vicarious viewing of the "road not taken", or just because I love eating - but I am a major cooking-show junkie. I could watch the Food Network 24/7. Throw in a bit of "Hell's Kitchen" and "Kitchen Nightmares" (yes, I find the swearing, temperamental Scottish chef rather entertaining).
I just watched the finale of "The Next Iron Chef", and was delighted (though not at all surprised) that Michael Symon won the competition. While chef John Besh certainly is talented and creative as well, I don't feel he could be as consistently innovative as chef Symon.
Now that "The Next Iron Chef" is over, I'm watching a re-run of a special episode of "Iron Chef" that pits Giada Delaurentis against Rachael Ray (I've nicknamed this episode the "Battle of the Babes").
Now we're cooking!