I love to cook. I love to watch cooking shows. I love reading cookbooks. I especially love the ones that more or less teach the science of cooking, (like Good Eats). There's a handful that I always try to catch...
A little fact that you may or may not know is that the BEST cooking shows are still on PBS type channels.
Martha Stewart produces Everyday Food and Everyday Baking. I think it's on KBYU/PBS here. Everyday Baking is the best baking show I've seen. Everything this guy makes looks good. I've printed off the majority of recipes he's made. (It's only been on since January.) So, if you like baking or just salivating over the t.v.--this is an awesome show.
This next one is one of the best cooking shows on, period...America's Test Kitchen. At first glance, you'd probably change the channel pretty fast because it looks boring. But if you watch one episode, you'd be hooked. It's fascinating! They take classic recipes and rework them over and over again till they find the BEST way to make them. Fool proof 'em. They teach why things work and why long-standing ways of doing things don't work. It's actually very entertaining. It's also on PBS/KBYU/KUED.
Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger is one of my favorites too. She cooks stuff that looks really good and easy to make--but is also healthy, (hence the show's title). The best chocolate cream pie that I've ever eaten came from this show. Ahhh...it's so good. I usually eat the whole pie in 2 days. I'm also a big fan of her cherry almond clusters. You gotta love a woman that has a healthy cooking show, but throws chocolate in a lot. Her book is next on my list!
I just got this book for my b-day. I'm very excited about it. Hello! It's Trisha Yearwood! I love her. (I'm glad you mentioned this book, Heather! I didn't even know she was coming out with a cookbook until you said something. I'm still so very jealous that you got to meet her! You should send me a photocopy of her signature so I can glue it into my book =) No, really.) I've read through half of it and the recipes look really good and simple! It's fun reading. Trisha, as I like to call her, gives a little story/background on each recipe, which is fun. And even though I've yet to make anything from it, I'd recommend it to all! (--especially you, Casey.) The recipes read really good!