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.