I could not take my eyes away from the TV. I Thought how to take the cook HOME?
I even started thinking to start such venture in Lucknow. But then on second thought I dropped it. Since in Lucknow this format of take home a cook concept may not work. Though now when so many cook shows are being aired, who knows even this concept becomes popular.
Earlier the Nigella show was on the top slot. Few shows i liked are Kylie Kwong, Madhur, Floyd’s etc . Kylie’s show where grandmother, mother and daughter came on the show was nice one.
I saw quite others also, Anthony’s, Ian wright, Food bazaar or Feast bazaar.
The Floyd’s was something strange. I felt it was full of Colonial Aura!!. The show was only meant for the UK. Then famous Madhur Jaffery was also there. Her show was earlier telecast on other channels also prior to the Discovery’s living channel. Her style was if i may say so, full of RAW- means devoid of any sophistication. Everything is just thrown into the hot WOKE, put together and mixed to cook. Which, otherwise people take time in sprinkling even a pinch of salt. It is sprinkled in a very decorative manner isn’t it. Floyd’s concept of using the bowls made from leaves is superb and ecofreindly. Unlike, in other shows i find there are small and smaller bowls of glass for everything. for a spoon of vinegar, a spoon of masala etc. which look funny to me. But in Madhur and floyds show it is different.
However they are all nice. But in few cook show i found the food and food making concept takes a back seat than the personality of the cook itself. then these shows become personality shows not the cookery shows.
In this context latest addition ranked First among all the shows. Kismet production- The FOOD SAFARI on Fox Traveller. The show concept is totally different, but the packaging and editing is very cleverly done. I like this show. In a short span of time it tells the story of food culture, the background, the process, the variety of food, the ways of cooking etc besides the cooking. So it is a nice mix of everything. As I found out.
I just wish that if i can keep copy of all the programmes.
Samantha concept is somewhat based on projecting the Hotels and travel, but not the FOOD.
Next time i will write on the new shows.