After, seeing a couple other Food TV threads I'll start this one regarding what's worth watching. Give you opinion, here's mine: The Frug had the best food show ever. I loved how he taught about various cultures and gave a background to appreciate other nationalities and why they ate what they did (do). I really enjoyed being exposed to recipes not watch every dang thing it takes to cook something. I don't need to watch a burger cooking on a grill ever again. His gems like "Hot pan, cool oil and food won't stick" gave me easy words to teach others the same thing. He also was smart in building upon skills and recipes from previous shows instead of trying to being cute saying "add E.V.O.O. ; extra virgin olive oil" and telling us what E.V.O.O. stands for every single time-- we get it after hearing it a few times--O.K. Rachel? And Alton, less gimicks you smart enough without the annoying junk thrown in.. Next best to the Frug is Jaques Pepin, the dude could completely bone a chicken in a couple of minutes (leaving it whole for stuffing). That's more than more advanced than the "wannnabees" will ever do...Jaques is still on PBS and worth watching hi cook books are good too. I like America's test kitchen they get down to the nitty gritty and aren't afraid of saying what brand names are good or suck. For example, they'll never get any financial grants from Hunts Tomato Paste. Iron Chef is cool, its going to be interesting how the American series will fare after the first four episodes. However, American palettes will be very hard for the hard core Japanese (or other ethnic chefs). They had a guy who was judging, an actor from the Sopranos, who didn't even like sushi and he's judging a Japanese chef--what's up with that??? Now, for the big boy, Emeril. I like him a lot, probably a great guy to hang out with, fun personality. But it seems like its Emeril Network not food network too much of him. I think he'd make a great series if he traved to other countries and mixed it up with the natives; he has the right personalilty to make such a show a smash.