March 12, 2013 by seriousbacon
Nowadays it seems that there are so many celebrity chefs making it through, all armed with a new flashy TV program (usually based in some far-flung area of the world cooking with some unknown and inaccessible ingredient) that the true point has been lost – The cooking. I mean when was the last time that you recreated any sort of dish from a TV program? When did you last find a program that was full of original content with a truly talented chef ?
I understand that a certain format has to be followed to make an entertaining program in order to get views but it seems that somewhere along the way the value has been lost, All a TV program cooks up nowadays is predictable dish. It would be nice to see something out of the ordinary, unpredictable, fresh. It would be nice if a proper chef from inside of a kitchen stepped out into the limelight and showed the so-called celebrity chef how it was properly done.
Sure there are a few exceptions from a British point of view you have; The Great British menu and Masterchef, but it seems that somewhere along the way original magic has been lost, and it seems that nowadays TV listings are full of some generic celebrity working from inside a fully scripted studio, producing the perfect dish.
But maybe this is the point when a chef becomes a celebrity, is he really still a chef?
Any feedback or thoughts would be much appreciated!
Celebrity chef Jakwob