On the upside: Lots of Alton Brown and a great Good Eats episode.
On the downside: Stupid Food Network special.
I was really dissappointed with the Dear Food Network Grilling show. I don't know why Food Network feels they have to dumb down a show like that when it's a great opportunity to really pull in their audience. Oh wait, I guess I do. Like other networks, History and Discovery Channels in particular, they have fallen away from their core purpose and are just trying to crank out reality shows to compete for ratings. Good Eats is really the only cooking show left on prime time and I fear for Alton's future. Come on FN! Give Alton a full hour for Good Eats or at least give him some not so dumbed-down airtime for all the people who still watch your network for cooking shows. That's right, I don't want to see another effing cake decorating show.
Well, at least we still have Good Eats and last night's show was a good one. The chicken and pig masks were a little odd, but the two port tenderloin recipes looked good and it was not over complicated like some of AB's concoctions can be. The pork Wellington looked particularly good and I may just have to give it a go this weekend. I'm not big on dried fuit in dishes, so I'll prolly just add some more savory goodness to kick up the flavor.