Celebrity Chefs and Cooking Shows

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.

Lettuce and strawberries

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.

One Reply to “Celebrity Chefs and Cooking Shows”

  1. I’ve never seen Nigel Slater’s cooking show. I don’t think they have it on our TV channels, but now you’ve got me curious. I’ll need to go hunting around on the Internet to see what makes this chef’s cooking methods so simple. I love Ina Garten because she makes cooking look effortless and uses some pretty basic ingredients sometimes. Not like some of the other chefs who use all these expensive and exotic ingredients half of us can’t afford (or find!). Enjoyed your post – you made some good points, and thank you for the link 🙂

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