Cooking Channel Recipes

I know we've discussed the new Cooking Channel on the site before, but I'm wondering if anyone's tried any of the recipes featured on the shows.

I used to love Food Network. I think the network was largely responsible for teaching me how to cook, but I haven't been excited about any of the shows for a while. Every now and again I'll catch Anne Burrell, Ina Garten, or Alton Brown, but other than that I think it's a waste of time.

I don't have the cooking channel, but last week I noticed I had a few of the shows On Demand under the Food Network channel. It's ridiculous how into these shows I quickly became. Every single show has featured one or two recipes that I've since made. I can't recall the last time that happened with the Food Network.

I've made Chuck Hughe' beautiful potato risotto with sausages, I've made Chin He-Huang's Egg Fu Young with roasted red pepper and sweet chile sauce, and Laura Calder's apple tart, among many other things. All of the food is solid, easy, and delicious. Why can't the Food Network be like this?

Have any other Serious Eaters tried making Cooking Channel recipes? What do you think of the food?


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