Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mother's Day Week - It's All About the Food

In our home we don't watch TV. Sure, we've got tons of movies that we pop in quite frequently, but not a single television channel. This isn't because we don't like to sit down and watch a good show once in a while because we do. In fact, when we stay at hotels, we consider the TV to be a luxury item and love to stay in bed all night and watch it. At home though, we can't justify paying for cable because I know that for me, I would probably end up only watching one channel: Food Network.

I love the Food Network. I'm not that great of a cook, but I find all the shows on this channel inspiring. It's fascinating to watch them chop with ease, and have delicious looking meal in thirty minutes or less. If I could play the Food Network 24/7, I would. This, however leads us to the next best thing - twenty Food Network DVD's are now available at Target across the country. Titles offered include something for everyone, plus Food Network shows never-before-on-DVD like Dinner: Impossible and Giada At Home. There are also brand new DVDs from returning classics like Good Eats and Ace of Cakes.  I had the opportunity to watch two of these DVD's - Mother's Day and Giada at Home - Season One.

These were a delight to watch, as all three women, Ina Garten, Paula Deen and Giada De Laurentiis are fantastic chefs who bring a unique, personal flair to the table. I enjoyed Ina Garten's casual style, and interesting twists on comfort food such as clam chowder. Paula Deen's warm personality made me feel right at home. And Giada's recipes had a sophisticated take on California-style foods that didn't look too difficult to execute. It was also fun to see her cooking out of her own kitchen at home. Needless to say, I watched these DVD's nonstop and will continue to do so until I can get my hands on more. Here's the full list of titles available at Target:

Shelf One: Meals Made Easy
All In A Day’s Eatin’ – Alton Brown
Cupboard Cuisine – Alton Brown
Quick and Healthy – Rachael Ray
The Food Network Girlfriends Collection – Featuring Anne Burrell, Aida Mollenkamp, and Sunny Anderson
Anytime Italian – Giada De Laurentiis

Shelf Two: Entertaining At Home
Giada At Home Season One – Giada De Laurentiis
Entertaining Made Easy – Rachael Ray
Good Eats On the Table – Alton Brown
Food Network Celebrates! Spring Entertaining – Featuring Michael Chiarello, Rachael Ray, and Paula Deen
Entertaining with Ina – Ina Garten

Shelf Three: Fun For the Family
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: The Complete First Season – Guy Fieri
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: The Complete Second Season – Guy Fieri
Ace of Cakes: The Complete First Season – Duff Goldman
Ace of Cakes: The Complete Second Season – Duff Goldman
Dinner Impossible: The Complete First Season – Robert Irvine

Shelf Four: Best of the Season
Food Network Celebrates! Mother’s Day – Featuring Ina Garten, Paula Deen, Giada De Laurentiis
The Food Network Grilling Collection – Featuring Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Tyler Florence
It Ain’t Just Grits – Paula Deen
Unwrapped – Marc Summers
Sure to Please – Paula Deen

These DVD's are sold at $15.99 with a special $2 rebate perfect for Mother's Day! This offer is good until May 10th. Get on board with Food Network and make something special this Mother's Day...or have someone cook it for you!

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1 comment:

  1. Ha ha I know exactly what you mean about TV and the foodnetwork! I finally ended up cable when my parents came to visit and decided to keep it for the trial period. I haven't explored all the channels yet (only have basic basic cable too!) But while sick I found I have the food network!

    I love the challenge show, especially the cake challenge shows. I can't believe they make all that crazy stuff in 8 hrs! Of course this mean I don't really get anything useful but meh I am more of a baker than a cook anyway.

    If you get a chance check out the "throw down with Bobby Flay" He is awesome...not bad to look at either! :) Oh and the iron chef. I am sure you can download that show or stream it online.


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