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Shows We're Watching: Rachel Allen Bake! on the Cooking Channel

Last week the much-awaited Cooking Channel launched, and along with this new network comes a whole slew of new shows and stars. We thought we'd introduce you to some of our favorite new shows, starting with Rachel Allen: Bake! Rachel Allen has actually already been a cooking show host for some time on BBC, not to mention her work as a food writer and cooking instructor at a culinary school in Cork, Ireland. The premise of her new Cooking Channel show is easy, approachable baking. Though charmed by Allen's gentle Irish accent and pretty smile, I was hoping she would take this mainstream baking show concept to a higher level. More

A Lyon in the Kitchen

If you remember Nathan Lyon as the smiley bald guy from last year's reality show The Next Food Network Star, you probably also remember he didn't actually win—Guy Fiore did, and now has a show on the network called Guy's Big Bite. Well, Discovery Health decided it liked what it saw and gave Lyon his own show, too: A Lyon in the Kitchen, which premieres tonight at 10 p.m. (but as they say, check your local listings). Tune in to see Lyon discuss the importance of—and cook with—fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients! [via Apartment Therapy: The Kitchen]... More

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