Register

TV and Online Cooking Shows

For all refugees from the old Beeb Food Boards :-)
Chill out and chat with the foodie community or swap top tips.
NOTE: CHATTERBOX IS IN THIS FORUM

Moderators: karadekoolaid, THE MOD TEAM, Stokey Sue, Gillthepainter

User avatar
Posts: 2118
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:28 pm

Re: TV and Online Cooking Shows

Postby jeral » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:02 am

I saw that prog before, or something very similar, showing how they discreetly or overtly encourage diners to the more profitable dishes, which sounds like easy money. Certainly amazingly precision slick in all aspects with very capable managers.

What was inescapable though (a different programme maybe) is how enormous the monetary losses from wastage and unrelenting overheads are if such a large canteen-style restaurant is not virtually full most nights (not to mention the wrongness of food waste itself), so maybe easy money it isn't despite huge investment.

They might fare better, if still going, than smaller "closeted" eateries in post-Covid 19 new normal of social distancing where space alone might encourage more customers than elsewhere does.

Site Admin
User avatar
Posts: 2562
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:56 pm
Location: Bushey

Watford Global Buffet

Postby Sakkarin » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:14 am

I am sorry to confess that I never went there, although I'm afraid all that sweaty rushing-aboutishness of a buffet doesn't suit me anyway really.

I wonder if it will ever reopen; if all the "chefs" have disappeared back to wherever they came from, or are still in furlough round Watford, soon to be evicted when their money runs out. I don't see how any food establishment is ever going to get going again if the amount of customers they can service is a quarter of what it should be - I thought that most of these places run on close to breakeven costings anyway.

We did discuss the programme back in August in Chatterbox, but not to any great depth!

User avatar
Posts: 482
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:49 pm
Location: USA

Rachel khoo's simple pleasures

Postby mark111757 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:20 pm

Image

Look for Rachael khoo's simple pleasures Thursday night 900pm london time on food network UK

Hour 1

Image

Hour 2

Image

User avatar
Posts: 482
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:49 pm
Location: USA

Rachael khoo's simple pleasures part two

Postby mark111757 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:59 pm

Image

Finally popped up on my down load site. Will check it out over the weekend and post some thoughts. I really enjoyed my little Paris kitchen. Even got the cook book.

User avatar
Posts: 482
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:49 pm
Location: USA

Undercover chef

Postby mark111757 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:23 pm

Image

Something new on food network US, Thursday night, either 9 to 10,pm or 10 to 11pm ET and is available on the download circuit.

Similar in some aspects to Gordon ramsay-24 hours to hell and back. Not so OTT.

Here is a taste from you tube.........https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fk_Gc-njoUo

User avatar
Posts: 482
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:49 pm
Location: USA

Re: TV and Online Cooking Shows

Postby mark111757 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:34 pm

Finally got a chance to see simple pleasures. I liked it. Easy to follow recipes and easy to find ingredients. Working so far for me.

User avatar
Posts: 482
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:49 pm
Location: USA

Shape of pasta

Postby mark111757 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:23 pm

Image

This aired on Quibi from what I see here in the states. Your mileage may vary depending on where you are. It is also available on the download circuit

Homepage.......https://quibi.com/shows/shape-of-pasta-467/

A small taste/official trailer from you tube........https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TMa6TF-G82U

Site Admin
User avatar
Posts: 2562
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:56 pm
Location: Bushey

Re: TV and Online Cooking Shows

Postby Sakkarin » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:27 pm

I've posted a link to this story on the Pasta thread...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4614&p=93075#p93075

User avatar
Posts: 3125
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:02 pm
Location: Stoke Newington, London

Re: TV and Online Cooking Shows

Postby Stokey Sue » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:45 pm

Did anyone else see Jason Atherton make a piperade on Saturday Kitchen, July 4?

He made a couple of comments about cooking it low and slow to get it “jammy” and also mentioned roasting or grilling the peppers and possibly the tomatoes before adding to the pot

So I thought I’d check the recipe on line, to pick up his tips
No, not the slow jammy piperade recipe he talked about but the quick timings used on air :evil: including the usual nonsensical idea that you can soften and colour onions in less than 10 minutes :evil: :evil:

I didn’t dream the slower version did I?

User avatar
Posts: 482
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:49 pm
Location: USA

Re: TV and Online Cooking Shows

Postby mark111757 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:13 pm

Sue

Just for fun I downloaded the July 4 edition of Saturday kitchen.

Yes Jason Atherton talked about low and slow especially with the fish. What he made with the peppers and onions did indeed look jammy. Quite nice actually.

If you watch the show that segment runs from 06:32 to 18:31.

I don't think you were dreaming

Previous

Return to Food Chat & Chatterbox

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 5 guests