Okay, so it's not just me then...she is awesome and her show is , too!
I caught a re-run of the Phoenix episode today (I, too, had missed the Little India segment as well as the Bosnian Bakery bit).
She seems so genuinely interested in the people and the food and the traditions and the origins, yet she never crosses too far into any one of those areas. It's not a history show, it's not a "foodie" show, she's not snobby, and it doesn't go OVERBOARD with the mushy people-stories (it comes close, but usually cuts away JUST as I'm about to roll my eyes).
I loved how they showed Phoenix not as a series of resort and golf shots, but instead they showed her walking down 40th st...and next to the light rail, and downtown, and (gasp!) walking up to a store in a strip mall!
But that's what Phoenix is. It's all of those things. The show made me PROUD to be a Phoenician! It showed how diverse we are.
I really like the angle of her show - to visit a city, and go "around the world" in 24 hours in that one city. I'm anxious to watch some of the other episodes.