It’s actually been at least a few weeks now that we’ve had the Food Network in HD, it’s one of those things that Shaw did a terrible job telling us about, so I don’t know how long we had the channel before we noticed that we had it.
Needless to say it means that we watch a lot more food network than we have ever since we got our HDTV. Although you can watch non-HD programming, it just doesn’t occur to us (generally) to check the channels which aren’t in the HD range to see what’s on.
We haven’t watched anything too exciting, but it’s nice to have that option again, although it would be nice if they had more cooking shows and less competition/reality shows.
One of the shows that I really used to like was Good Eats with Alton Brown, so I thought I would check and see when it was on. Scrolling through the 2 weeks of program guide, couldn’t find it. Did a little searching, and it seems as though it’s not airing in Canada at the moment (as far as I’ve been able to ascertain) and worse than that they aren’t making any more of them.
Alton decided to call it quits after 249 half hour episodes of Good Eats. There’s supposed to be 3 new 1 hour episodes, and that’s it. Bummer. They probably won’t fill the time with reruns of the Frugal Gourmet* either…
* If you read the Wikipedia article you may find out some things you didn’t know, but they are also things you may not have wanted to know, even though they are just allegations.