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Published:April 21st, 2010 18:48 EST
Increasingly Popular Television Chefs Have Been Very Good For Us Gourmets!

Increasingly Popular Television Chefs Have Been Very Good For Us Gourmets!

By Rocco Loosbrock


With the exponentially increasing popularity of Television Cooking and Chef shows that are simply taking the nation, if not planet by storm, the popularity of Gourmet Cooking, and therefore, the increased sales of gourmet foods and gifts, from the long time beloved and "in vogue" monthly fine wine clubs to the recently sought out and well received gourmet food clubs now online for your ease and convenience.

What started out originally and primarily as the proud and protected bastion of the Food Network was eventually recognized as a veritable "gold mine" and eventually spread to other networks / channels such as Bravo and TLC and now, as the trend begins to crest even higher than anyone could have ever expected, has not only gone totally "loco," but totally "local" as more and more television channels "not affiliated with the networks" are profiting profusely from the mass appeal, crowd pleasing, trend setting wave of culinary celebration that I like to refer to as "GOUR-MANIA!"

So exactly what has the gigantic onslaught of hugely successful shows cooking shows like Top Chef and Iron Chef America as well as the consistently viewed and absolutely adored "Television Chef Celebrities" like Graham Kerr, Rachael Ray, Paul Prudhomme, Paula Deen, Wolfgang Puck, Nigella Lawson, ,Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Emeril Lagasse, Cat Cora, Bobby Flay, Padma Lakshmi, Anthony Bourdain and Julia Childs done for the popularity and prestige of gourmet meals ... ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!

Personally I honored to have this opportunity to humbly offer them all a tremendous, heart felt standing ovation, sincerest "Thank You" and deepest wishes for another million years or more, of sweet, sizzling success!

Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock