I like Rick Stein
I love Masterchef (usually).
There's a series on at the moment with professional chefs on it (most of whom seem to be a bit crap). Not liking it as much as the normal series as it's just not the same without John Torode. Michel Roux Jr is no doubt a great chef, but he just DOESN'T SHOUT LOUDLY ENOUGH WHEN REVIEWING THE FOOD.
With only Greg Wallace to turn up the volume it's a very quiet series indeed so far.
The lady has foolishly attempted to join the conversation with a wild and dangerous opinion of her own. What half-baked drivel! See how the men look at her with utter contempt.
I used to fancy Delia Smith
Huge Furry Whittingham is a very nice chap, a very good cook and not a bad presenter.
I used to like Rick Stein (who was a Floyd me-too) but I think he's pretty much given up now.
Nigel Slater is a GREAT writer and has an attitude to food I love, but doesn't present so well.
I like the ladies from River Cafe but they haven't been on for a while.
Jamie Oliver's recipes are remarkably reliable - esp those in the Jamie at Home (the garden one).
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Nope, none. I'm not really a foodie, I don't really like anything that doesn't come in a foil container with a side order of garlic naan. (Although occasionally for a change I do like a good burger).
My Mum used to like the Galloping Gourmet (Graham Kerr I think he was), a TV chef back in the 1970s.
The only one worth wasting part of your life watching is Nigella. But I am not interested in the cooking.
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I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion, I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.........Time to die.
The "Original" TV Chef - Philip Harben. Although too young to see his shows, I have bought some of his cookery books to add to my collection.
There seems to be more than a passing resemblance to AWT
HFW is a something of a legend to me, really got me into thinking about my food, where it comes from, what its impact is on the environment and that. To those ends I am now a champion of free range, organic and local produce, not that I wasn't before, but he gives such good encouragement that I now rarely buy from supermakrets, or choose imported fruit and veg, certainly never buy battery farmed meat, and I avoid anything coming for far far away, NZ, etc.
Now, it might seem a little ironic that I also love to cook asian food, and Rick Steins latest book is excellent (as was the TV series). I buy pretty much everything I can from local sources, there are many British suppliers of chillis, lemongrass, and other herbs etc, but things like Coconuts, rice, and other such exotic items I have to admit to buying imported.
On balance, those two TV cooks are probably my favourites, but I do have somewhere in excess of 300 cookery books, all styles, written by all sorts, and from all ages, I buy them when abroad, or travelling around, and always get something for an Xmus pressie. Hoping to do one of HFW courses sometime.
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I like Come Dine With Me, and anything with Ramsay. My favourite though is Something For The Weekend. My picture was on there along with Mrs little al.
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Indie Dan & Sammy G are two of my favourites...
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Gary Rhodes is a knobhead but he cooks the food i want to eat, so does that fat irish tink, and stien.
Ramseys kitchen knightmares are good veiwing to see the kind of idiots running their own businesses.
The rest can piss right of imo.
Rusty Lee and Fanny Craddock
Toll, Riddle or Combat?
Another call for my hero Nigel Slater.
His 'meal of my life', or whatever, programmes were excellent.
But as stated he writes better than he presents.
Hugh's enjoyable mainly due to my being a 'local by marriage' of his, and my new found love of all things West Dorset.
I'm still very much on the Gus Bus, but I took my rose tinted shades off a very long time ago, and now finding myself regularly asking questions of the driver.