Saturday, 13 September 2008

James Martin's Brittany; Britain's Best Dish and Masterchef ..... TV Cookery Programmes

There are (as usual) tons of cookery programmes on tv and two of the nicest, I've found currently are - 'James Martin's Brittany' on UKTVFood and 'Britain's Best Dish' on itv.

'James Martin's Brittany' is a bit of a boy's romp through Brittany with some of his friends. It's very watchable with some super cooking and scenic views and showing us just wonderful local French markets -- (drool!)

'Britain's Best Dish' is also great to watch. It has an excellent panel of judges (not at all 'pseudy'), is well presented, and seems to have taken on board all the annoying points of cookery competitions and done away with them. The actual judging doesn't dwell for an endless amount of dramatic time on the poor contestants waiting to find out whether they've got through or not. I like that, and there's not any unecessary prattle by the presenter. The standard of good home-cooked food from the winning contestants, is also good to watch, and I shall certainly be trying a few of the recipes.

The 'well seasoned' "Masterchef" on BBC has become very boring - - the chefs and the recipes. I like Michel Roux very much, and feel he could probably do this programme on his own, but I think the format with John Torode and Gregg Wallace worked very well - despite the over-dramatic bits!


Della said...

Well said.

BeadBag said...

Thank you Della for having a browse and leaving a comment - there are such a lot of awful cookery programmes, that it's so enjoyable to see the good ones.

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