I hate reality cooking shows. They try to make it seem like heating ingredients & swearing a lot make meal preparation into some kind of skiing-down-a-mountainside extreme sport, but… it’s still just bringing food to serving temperature.
And really, what’s the point of watching someone cook if you can’t smell or taste what they’re cooking?
Nevertheless, I do find Gordon Ramsay mildly entertaining, and it’s fun to watch him go head to head with the Swedish Chef.
I think this works because he stays completely in character the whole time, never once veering from that vaguely self-important “handcrafted attention to detail is the only really important thing in life” tone of voice, no matter what words are coming out of his mouth.
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