Saturday, September 8th, 2012
Why is there so much “Drama” on cooking shows today? I literally just heard someone on one of these stress filled, gut-wrenching cooking shows say, “Sweet potatoes? That changes the whole game.” Really? Okay now the fricken judges can’t agree, what are they going to do now? Go to commercial.
The show is on again and what the…? In the mystery basket is Kosher Shrimp? That’s an oxymoron. Shrimp is treif it can’t be kosher. Okay, it’s not real shrimp. It’s like that crap they serve as crab at cheap sushi restaurants. This is what they’re giving to master chefs to cook?
Boy do I miss Graham Kerr. If there’s is anyone that I would compare myself to it would be the Galloping Gourmet. He was the reason I got into cooking. He was male, he was extremely entertaining and he actually prepared a meal that I or you could reproduce. These new shows are interesting for shut-ins but are you really going to prepare that stuff?
Graham Kerr has been a celebrity chef since 1963. I started watching the Galloping Gourmet when it first aired in 1969. I would watch the show and try the recipes out on the guys I shared an apartment with. I would cook and drink wine, they would clean. In summer of 1970 I was hired for my first restaurant job. I believe I got the position because I could chop onions so fast, using the method I learned from watching Kerr. I was a professional cook for the next 15 years. Then I got into entertainment and now I’m doing cooking videos that I post here and on my YouTube Channel.
Kerr now lives in Washington State and spends his time helping people make healthy, creative lifestyle changes, encouraging them to consume fresh, local edible plants and seafood. From his blog Graham Kerr says his life goal is, “to help to convert habits that harm into resources that heal both for ourselves and others in need.” If any of today’s “celebrity chefs” have 1/2 the longevity as Graham Kerr I can only hope they give back 1/2 as much.
Jesus, one of the contestant’s wife has cancer.