10/26/2000

BBC America has recently begun

Filed under:General — eric @ 1:56 am

BBC America has recently begun showing an odd game show called Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook. Strangely appealing, this show features two contestants, brought on by a friend because of their utter lack of cooking ability. The host, a wildly popular British chef, walks them through the creation of a gourmet dish. His walkthrough is quick — no time for lollygagging — and he criticizes the inevitable mistakes (burnings, spills, and the like) with an over the top faux anger. He also sings to the food and dances little dances, and makes the contestants do the same. At the end, the friends are blindfolded and taste the two dishes. The one that tastes best (the chef votes in the case of a tie) wins. Usually a food processor, though I did see one fellow win a toaster. The loser gets a bottle of champagne (to wash the taste out) and a meal out. It’s no Iron Chef, but it’s amusing nonetheless. The good folks at BBC America have collected the recipes on-line so you can follow along.

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