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What are some paleo friendly cooking shows?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 16, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Paleo has really been pushing me to want to experiment with different types and cuts of meat and their preparation. I never watched cooking shows before, but now I'm fascinated. Too bad the majority of shows seem rely on starting a recipe with 3 pounds of butter/sugar/flour. I found this nice clip from Nigella Lawson that's very close to paleo, but flour and sugar seem to be more her scene in general: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnfgSmIwciQ. Any tips for other cooking shows?

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on March 23, 2011
at 03:31 PM

Alton also loves eggs.

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:09 AM

Ray's not very lean, surely Bear Grylls is pretty much paleo too.

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:04 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtIiR7DBAqY

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on November 19, 2010
at 02:26 AM

haha, it looks great. thanks!

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on November 19, 2010
at 02:26 AM

Most of what's cooked on The F Word is paleo or very easy to make paleo.

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on October 17, 2010
at 01:27 PM

There is actually a cooking show on my local PBS station called "Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen". It's pretty paleo, it's mostly just about grilling big hunks of meat.

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on October 17, 2010
at 02:01 PM

Ive long admired Gordon Ramsey's more sane shows (ie, the ones he films in the UK rather than the ones he does with Fox here in the states) for being at least closer to healthy eating in my regard than most. He does indeed cook grains routinely, but they're never at the core of the meal, and they are usually in smaller portions. And moreover, he just really seems to emphasize fresh vegetables and meat, seems to be at least a little closer to our understanding of saturated fat, etc.

And hes an active athletic person, which is important to me. I think hes a marathoner, but more importantly hes just an in-shape middle aged guy. I think it shows some level of understanding between our fuel and our output. Fat doctors and fat chefs are kind of unfortunate in my opinion.

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on November 19, 2010
at 02:26 AM

Most of what's cooked on The F Word is paleo or very easy to make paleo.

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:04 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtIiR7DBAqY

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on October 16, 2010
at 11:20 PM

I have seen several low carb cooking shows like Blaine's Low Carb Kitchen. Almost all of these are basically paleo other than a few of the desert recipes: http://fittv.discovery.com/fansites/blaine/recipes/recipes.html I think any low carb show will mostly fit the bill. Most of the low carb cooks like to cook with healthy fresh whole foods and olive oil. You can easily sub in a diff oil if you don't like the olive. And use grass fed and wild caught for the meats. And there you are-paleo! It's not just a coincidence that the original low carb system is not really super diff from most of the paleo system. Cuz it's the neolithic foods that are making most people so fat!

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on November 19, 2010
at 02:11 AM

It might be naughty of me, but I love the old show Two Fat Ladies link textand if you are learning to use meat fats like lard it is a decent resource

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on November 19, 2010
at 02:26 AM

haha, it looks great. thanks!

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on October 16, 2010
at 11:08 PM

Alton Brown isn't paleo, but he promotes grass-fed beef:

Here's a video

He also did a show dedicated to grass-fed porter house steak.

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on March 23, 2011
at 03:31 PM

Alton also loves eggs.

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on March 23, 2011
at 06:33 AM

There is an English Chef called Rick Stein who does a DVD series called Rick Stein's Seafood Odyssey amongst others. Basically, he is not a paleo cook but he travels to far out places places all over the world to discover how certain ethnic communities cook which brought him to do a segment on Sri Lanka for example and he goes on to explain the fresh ingredients and methods without realising with a few minor tweaks like swapping out the peanut oil for olive oil, a lot of his discoveries could be paleo friendly. Anyway, he takes copious notes and goes back to England to develop them to his taste for his restaurant. He is well read and a romantic poet at heart which makes the researching of cooking for the audience that little bit more alluring. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYUqosGuGtA I have to admit though, I love Nigella's decadence for the eyeballs even if I am not eating her way now. I have to congratulate her on her methods though, she is very well read as far as teaching cooking techniques and considering learning to cook is a fusion of different skills, just think even though Nigella fries garlic in any old oil she does set up the groundwork by saying to start cooking the garlic in a cold pan so it doesn;t oxidise.
Therefore, I would not dismiss cooking programs from now on just on the basis that they were not suited to my paleo needs. I have found some home style youtube cooks are making mistakes or should I say making food with ingredients that may or may not necessarily be accepted as paleo. Hence my arrival in this think tank to discuss topics as such.

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on November 30, 2010
at 09:36 PM

If you allow butter in your paleo diet, watch old episodes of Julia Child.

I adored this episode of her talking about the origins of life. More abiogenesis than evolution, but she no doubt would be sympathetic to paleo eating. Primordial Soup

Here's a clip of her talking about how she used to love McDonald's fries when they were cooked in tallow, but gave it up after they switched to 'healthier' neolithic oils: Child on fries

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on November 30, 2010
at 02:33 PM

Midnight Meat is a new show on Food network. http://www.foodnetwork.com/meat-potatoes/index.html

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on October 18, 2010
at 10:38 PM

I was doing some research and found that survival / bush-craft expert Ray Mears follows the paleo-diet:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/men/article4919415.ece

I'm sure some of his TV shows must be shown in the US as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvRR5MTBBQI

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:09 AM

Ray's not very lean, surely Bear Grylls is pretty much paleo too.

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