How to Watch Your Favorite Food Shows On-the-Go

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From top: Andrew Zimmern at TECHmunch MN; Brian Malarkey and Addie Broyles at TECHmunch Austin; Manouschka Guerrier (Left) with friend.

Slingbox Makes Food TV Even More Delicious

If you’re like me, you keep your DVR working overtime recording a long list of food shows. A few of my favorites are “The Taste” (we had Judge Brian Malarkey on an episode of’s KitchenParty and he spoke at our TECHmunch conference), “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” (he also spoke at TECHmunch), “Cuttthroat Kitchen,” “Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown” and “Master Chef Junior”– to name just a few.

I also set the DVR to record whenever a friend is on a show, such as Manouschka Guerrier on “Food Fight,” Catherine McCord on “Guy’s Grocery Games,” (watch Catherine on KitchenParty) or any of our food blogger pals featured on “The Pioneer Woman.” Believe it or not, there are nearly 250 shows on the Food Network’s website alone, each filled with delicious food content.

When I’m home, it’s easy to grab a glass of wine and watch whatever I’ve set to record on the DVR. The problem is that I’m on the road at least three months a year producing the TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference, which travels to cities across North America.

As a result, I spend a lot of time sleeping in hotel rooms thousands of miles away from my beloved DVR. So I was happy as a clam when a PR friend said he represented a technology that could connect me remotely via my iPad or computer with all the shows I record at home. The technology is called Slingbox, and it’s perfect for the traveling foodie who wants to stay current with their favorite food shows on TV.

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Inside the SlingBox App: Rachael Ray


Slingbox Rocks…

Slingbox is a small device (looks like Apple TV) that connects to your cable box and enables you to tune in remotely to your TV from anywhere in the world through a lightweight app you download on your desktop or mobile devices.

While I was a bit skeptical at first, I love this delicious piece of TV technology. It’s quick and easy to set up, and it does everything it’s supposed to do by providing full access to my home TV’s cable box and DVR from anywhere in the word. It even has an on-screen remote that looks exactly like my physical remote at home! I can watch live TV, access recorded shows and even program my DVR – just as if I was sitting on my living room sofa. Best of all, there’s no subscription fee or any cost at all once you have your Singbox. The M1 model I have retails for about $150.

As I mentioned, I was given the Slingbox by a PR rep for the company to try out because he knew I travel a lot and miss my favorite shows when I’m on the road. The opinions in the blog post are my own. I simply love the product, and want to share it with other on-the-road foodies.

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  1. bob gee

    March 24, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Wow! Now I have to get one

    • Babette

      March 24, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks Bob! 🙂 It\’s pretty cool. 🙂 Super easy to setup.