Saturday, 20 March 2010
A Right Cook Up.
It seems like every time I switch on the television; I'm subjected to yet another cooking show. Early historical records indicate that cooking shows were happening long before the invention of television. Cooking shows were popular in ancient Egypt. For instance, one particular Pharaoh had a very popular cooking show held in his kitchen. It was titled, 'Ramses' Kitchen Nightmares'. A group of invited Egyptian guests would be entertained in his kitchen as Ramses awed them with his culinary prowess. His speciality was a wonderful concoction with an exceptionally spicy bean as the main ingredient. They would find, much to their delight, after consuming said meal; that they could all toot in common. Ah, ancient Egyptian food...just like mummy used to make.
No doubt, you have seen some of these shows. Here are a few of them. There is one cooking program that has several recipes for fowl birds. This show is titled, 'Can't Cock, Won't Cock.' And speaking of cocks; you may have also seen 'The Naked Chef'. Then, of course, you may have been thrilled to have watched such dining delights as 'Ready, Steady, Yuck', 'The Extremely Hairy And Hard To Understand What The Heck They Are Saying Bikers Food Tour Of Britain', 'Come Whine And Dine With Me' and of course, that classic cooking show, 'The Galloping Gobbler'.
The list goes on and on and... Heck, even 'Michael Winner' that British film director and producer who brought us such films as 'Dish Wish', is now in on the act. 'Michael Winner's Dining Stars', a cooking program where he gets the opportunity to demand perfection from amateur cooks. Every dish must be perfectly presented or the poor cook gets criticised because the carrot is not centred correctly. Even the 'wee folks' are considering having their own cooking show. The name of their contemplated show? 'Good Gnome Cooking', or maybe, 'Gnome-Cooked Meals'. The wee folks don't understand what all the fuss is about in regards to perfect presentation. They figure it all works out in the end. That's it then. This posting has been a right cook up...