I still have hangover of Curtis Stone. Remember him.!!.
Now i getting the aroma of James Martin -if I have got his name correctly.
Since i am more focused on food- rather than the cook!!!, whose name i get to see when programe ends. However that was not the case when i saw Curtis
James I found is very innovative. The most intriguing thing to me was the locale of his programme. Is it a shop or his restaurant or a part of street or shopping street.Or His hideout When he cooks, many things there seem as if have been displayed for the customers. And at his back with the transparent glass i can see the STREET on MOVE. people, cars even A HUGE TRUCK type of vehicle all moving in that street.
Second thing which i noticed was that SINGLE CIRCULAR WOODEN piece. On that everything is done, cutting, mixing etc. Without washing or cleaning with cloth or anything. Which unlike in another program called Saturday kitchen, i noticed him and his assistant cleaning the table with piece of towel. Anyway His this HIDEOUT is very good, i think the space is optimaly utilised. Saturday kicthen is also there.
In one of his show we can see many famous persons of cookery shows, fighting or competing to make Omelets. The BIKERS were there too. Then there was another concept where they have invited people to tell their receipe and people of cook show cook that dish. That was also one of a good interactive program.
NOW in INDIA too we have a full fledged COOKery Channel. Named as KHANA KHAZANA
the nick name of the programme of ZEE hosted by Sanjeev Kapoor.
The TV channel is in developing stage. I hope it may churn out some good shows as well. Not just Imported ones like saturday kicthen etc. which i pre- suppose must have been outdated in the countries of their origin.
Let the TV channel People start a programme on regional food. Our India has greatest Diversity in World.
Even from imitating OPrah Winfrey to the most original food in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya or the most STRONG Chilli of the world in Assam- nick named as Bhoot Jholakia. Lemon rice to the Mughlai Biryani.
New Channel has to grow further. In a country where with every kilometre langauge/dialect changes I am sure even fooding habits also change. Here we have FAMILY Traditions of FOOD.
Not many celebrate the NAVROJ festival and only few families know the secret tradition of cooking food on NAVROJ. Similarly, regional things are also there. The TV channel can think of preserving the Diversity of food. I think Channel may be having shortage of Funding or sponsorship. Do we have large companies involved in commodities to sponsor these food shows. I doubt?