What’s your favorite TV cooking/food show?
- Anthony Bourdain
- Keith Floyd
- Jamie Oliver
- Kylie Kwong
- My Greek Kitchen
- Andrew Zimmern
- Take Home a Chef
- Nigella Lawson
I admit, I watch a lot of them, partly because I require safe family entertainment for my 5 year-old and partly because I just love food.
Here are my opinions on a few.
Anthony Bourdain: Near the top. Probably won’t improve my cooking, but cool guy, fun show, good cook, decent entertainment. Would be fun to join him out on the town, but there’d be pain afterwards.
Keith Floyd: half drunk most of hte time, but whips up some great dishes in all sorts of odd locations (eg., surprisingly good looking indian food in some bombay slum, or great food on the beach, in the mtns, etc.) Good show.
Jamie Oliver: probably the healthiest food of them all and it looks tasty too. If I could only eat food from one of them for my lifetime, it’d probably be his. Of course, he’s kind of a weenie, but the good food would make up for it.
Kylie Kwong: Pretty good. She’s australian born chinese and a great cook. One could probably learn a few good dishes by watching her show.
My Greek Kitchen: Wow! The food looks ok, but I just like to watch the host.
Andrew Zimmern: not a cooking show, but how can you not love this guy? He’s fat, loves food, and eats everything from grubs, intestines and testicles, to brains, eyeballs and fetuses. :bravo:
Take Home a Chef: Does it make me gay to watch this show? I don’t know, but it almost embarasses me sometimes, seeing him hitting on housewives on TV while their hubbies are at work. I’d bet most of the guys have mixed feelings about him having cooked dinner for them.
Finally, I saved the best for last: Nigella Lawson.
I love this woman. Of course she’s totally beautiful and sexy despite the fact that she’s 40 pounds overweight. But why is she so fat? Because that woman LOVES to eat. She’s practically orgasmic over every dish, especially when she gets to desert, which usually involves icecream and whipped cream and liqueor and cake and chocolate and some more heavy cream for good measure, and then after scarfing down on all that she’ll come back for a midnight snack and eat a whole giant plate of the stuff. You go girl. No barley and wheatgrass for her; only the luscious, most fattening, gluttonous feasts.