It is my belief that cooking shows do more to deter people from cooking rather than to encourage them to do so. In an effort to try and sound like they know what they are talking about, they spend too much time on making a specific dish or two rather than promote the simplicity involved in cooking everyday good food. Typically they choose a dish that nobody is really going to make but it is just entertaining to watch something being made. What is needed is a host and a show that says, "here I have a chicken leg. I am going to offer thoughts on what can be done with this leg from the fancy to the basic." They need to force the audience to think like Alfred Hitchcock did. He did not offer up explicit step by step story lines even a moron could follow. He created the premise and let the audience's mind create all sorts of possible scenarios with what he gradually and skillfully rationed out. However, cooking shows are nothing more than mindless, time killing quasi-entertainment. They serve the majorities I suppose (sadly enough) since they keep pumping out these money making ventures. Celebrity chef this! What TV needs is an educated instructor, not a simpleton bimbo or a legend in their own mind.