Earlier today I read Melanie’s post here. I totally agree with her on the fact that I can watch cooking shows all day. I love them. But I think they make it all seem a bit too easy. I can never get anything to look like they do. Plus it always takes me way longer than the celebrity chefs.
Of course this is probably because it’s their job. If they would do my job they’d take ages too…
What I learned from cooking shows:
- I really need a bigger stove. Just 4 burners is a bit tight with most recipes.
- I need more pots and pans.
- I need generally more workspace.
- I need a chef to do my cooking!
- I need a dishwasher.
Chefs always make everything seem so easy. So quick, so simple. Yet it’s almost never as simple as they make it look.
That’s one of the reasons I love Nigel Slater. His Simple Cooking show really is simple. The recipes are usually made with only one pan, sometimes two. And in his Dish of the Day show you can see how you could use up the left overs. My left overs usually end up in the garbage can…
So, I’m sorry Melanie, for not voting in your poll, but my favourite chef isn’t on there.