Okay but literally I love the Food Network so much like
- They are so diverse, there is not one show of Chopped/Cutthroat Kitchen/Guy’s Grocery’s Games that I have seen that does not have an assortment of races/cultures (white, black, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Mexican, French, African, etc), both judges and participants
-They are a family channel that is wonderfully supportive of LGBT chefs; I’ve seen a fair amount of gay and lesbian chefs on it and the judges/hosts are always super supportive
-They do children’s versions of a lot of their shows, which is really good for children’s self esteem, to see kids their age able to do such cool things
-They have yearly competitions to help one group of people learn to cook better and another group to obtain their own show on the Network (and the first group isn’t chosen by them, there are literally kids/husbands/wives/partners who send in letters begging the Network to help that particular person cook better).
- Guy Fieri. Most unproblematic fave in the entire Network.
-They are so fast to get rid of problematic people as soon as they recognize they are a bad person (Paula Deen, anyone?)
- In every competition, unless specifically stated otherwise, they do their damnedest to have at least one female chef compete which is difficult since male chefs outnumber female ones.
-They regularly have competitions between Food Network chefs and give any money they “win” to a charity.
- They always give money to children who are impoverished and are in need of school lunches
Like I can’t…think of anything I don’t like about the Food Network? Except that I CAN’T EAT THE FOOD I WATCH THEM MAKE