Actually…

Cidu Bill on Jan 21st 2013

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Is there any major Hispanic cooking show anywhere other than Spanish-language cable channels? Because this would probably be a pretty good idea.

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9 Responses to “Actually…”

  1. Pirk Jan 21st 2013 at 11:25 am 1

    did anyone else notice how the Food Network was literally whites only for years? It was really puzzling. They’ve just recently added a couple of African American cooking shows.

  2. igeek Jan 21st 2013 at 11:34 am 2

    Best not to watch the sausages or the tamales being made.

  3. Dyfsunctional Jan 21st 2013 at 12:16 pm 3

    Latin America is a big place, or rather bunch of places: Mexico, the Carribbean, the entire continent of South America. There’s really no unifying characteristic: language, religion, music, food, etc. vary greatly from place to place. The whole concept of “Hispanic” really doesn’t mean much outside of the US.

    That said, Daisy Martinez has been on PBS and the Food Network for years.

  4. igeek Jan 21st 2013 at 12:27 pm 4

    Yeah and Rick Bayless. Of course he’s not Mexican and Daisy doesn’t seem much so but at least has the name.
    Neither cooks peasant food either.

  5. Dave in Boston Jan 22nd 2013 at 12:13 am 5

    (insert obligatory joke about English cooking here)

  6. rain Jan 22nd 2013 at 12:32 am 6

    Daisy Martinez’ parents are Puerto Rican (or of Puerto Rican heritage, not sure where they were born). She was born in Brooklyn.

    Pati Jinich of “Pati’s Mexican Table” (on Create TV and other public TV stations) is from Mexico.

    I can’t think of anybody else on English-language US TV. Might have missed someone. I agree that there’s a market for this.

  7. farmer Jan 22nd 2013 at 11:23 pm 7

    As someone who’s done 3 of those 4 things for years in my kitchen, I can attest that one does not have to be Latino for such activities to be interesting and not gross.

  8. Todd Jan 28th 2013 at 05:37 pm 8

    I can’t imagine why there’s a food network. It’s proof positive that the power of the cable companies need to be broken. A niche market like that should have found its home on the internet. Like twit.tv, Revision 3, and all the other tech outlets.

  9. Elyrest Jan 28th 2013 at 06:40 pm 9

    Todd - The Food Network may be a niche market, but it is a large niche. It really works well on cable because food as entertainment attracts an audience that can be tech-unfriendly. There are food sites all over the internet too - people like food. Everyone has to eat at some point.

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