For the ease of instruction and the overall "down-to-earthness" (is there such a word??) of the recipes, I like "Jacques Pepin's Kitchen: Cooking with Claudine" the most of all shows on TV (it's on PBS in my area). For the wildest ideas that I only occasionally attempt to reproduce but always enjoy watching I like "Iron Chef" the most. Shows I can't stand: "Emeril Live" - it's all showmanship and no substance. His "The Essence of Emeril" is quite good, however. What's your favorite cooking show?