Food Network used to be considered porn for fat people, but not
anymore. We all love it. Paula Deen, Alton Brown and Bobby Flay are my
favorites. I've been watching the network for years, but have also
complained about there not being enough black people on there.
Man have they come through. Check out the schedule
Neelys are adorable. Watching their show, Down Home with the Neelys, is
like being in the kitchen as a kid when people are over and the kitchen
is full of laughter and great stories. It's nice to see a real, as
opposed to fiction, strong black family on TV. The Neely's have two
shows. The other is a road show called Road Tasted that I haven't seen
Big Daddy's House features the brother
that won The Next Food Network Star last season, Aaron McCargo. This
guy is a character and his mouth goes non-stop, but he's funny too.
Many of his show's segments include family members as well.
Anderson is a sister who hosts a show called Cooking for Real with
Sunny. She's sort of like a black version of Rachel Ray in that she
cooks with basic stuff keeping in mind that most of us don't have a
herb garden in the backyard and very little time. She tells us stories
about her family and growing up while she cooks. Her other show is
called How Did That Get On My Plate? where she travels to the origin of
foods we eat every day and shows how the process works.
Rush features Warren Brown the well-known owner of Cake Love here in
D.C. With the exception of ice cream and the occassional pie, I don't
do sweets and I don't like cake, so I've never watched this, but this
brother used to be a lawyer and left it al behind to open a cake store.
The Chef Jeff Project is a reality show about
a former brother who used to be a drug dealer in L.A. and choose to
turn his life around. He made it to be Head Chef at the Bellagio and he
runs this project for kids. All of these kids have gotten in trouble, a
few of them have already been in jail and he puts them through a
Culinary Boot Camp. It's a sort of tough love show while he teaches
them about honest work, taking responsibility and wanting something
positive. I think it might be good. The brother is trying to do
something real and the Food Network is going to pay him for it, so