Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives on one of the food channels. I'm usually as averse to cooking shows as reality shows. I simply don't want to listen to an angry chef bellow. I don't want to see intimidated people in a competition. I don't watch TV to witness people venting angst and drama with one another. But I caught this show accidentally recently, and I'm a convert. Apparently, there's been 19 seasons? I have some catching up to do. The host, whose name I forget, has such a happy way about him. He enjoys people, he enjoys food, and the bonhomie in the places he visits just doesn't stop. And the food... oh, my. Sometimes you can pretty much tell what they're doing, sometimes you know that they're holding their secrets back, but I'm always inspired by the stuff they're putting together in these places. One show, they didn't even discuss the food but talked about the place itself. I suspect that the food was nothing special, so the host focused on other aspects to be cheerful about. This is one show I can stop and watch at any time. It always leaves me smiling. Salivating, but smiling.