I really wish the Food Network would put out a vegan cooking show. Or, even a vegetarian cooking show would be close enough. They have an entire 24/7 channel devoted to cooking yet don’t have a single show devoted to vegan cooking. Shame! They must not believe there’s a market and high enough demand but if that’s what’s holding them back they have to be wrong — there’ just too many of us. This could be a great opportunity for them to introduce the masses to cooking with tofu and grains such as quinoa and amaranth.
The good news is there are a two great cooking shows I’ve found:
Totally Vegetarian is great. It’s on everyday on PBS where I live. The host is Tony Fiore and the recipes sometimes use dairy but seem to be mostly vegan. She cooks alot with tempeh which I like because I rarely get to see demonstrations of cooking with it and since I’m relatively new to cooking with it, that helps me.
Emeril Green is not really vegan/vegetarian and but it’s focus is on fresh, healthy, local food and alot of times that ends up being vegan! He has ordinary people on the show that usually need help with cooking and together they make a few dishes. Often the people are vegan or have food allergies and his solutions are always smart and make create uses of squashes, grains, and vegetables in general. He does cook with meat sometimes but it’s clearly not the focus. I’m really happy that Emeril is doing this. He style of cooking was always a little heavy for me and since going vegan pretty impossible. But, the Emeril Green recipes all look fabulous (I mean the vegan ones, of course )