The Food Network has decided to broadcast "competitive cooking" for much of its entire programming day. This is colossally stupid.
Competitive cooking was fun, new, and freakish the first few times because it was rare. But doing it all the time is wrong on several levels.
Cooking is peaceful, intelligent, sentimental, delicious, interesting, primal, and fun. Often honest. Not a competition. Competitive cooking is almost a parody of what the stereotypical "moronic male" would do to a cooking channel: ruin it.
And then there are the cakes. I can't stand the shows about these cakes. These horrible, horrible cakes, made out of sugar and industrial foodlike substances. Every cake is a monument to the systematic denial of food to a starving child somewhere overseas. True abomination.
So to Hell with the Food Network, and I mean that literally.