The burning question of the moment is when is a chef not a chef? Well, since you ask, when he or she’s a cookery teacher, food writer, TV presenter, columnist… we’re asking can a chef these days ever be just an honest-to-goodness chef content to stay in the kitchen?
The Great British Menu is back on BBC2 presenting a variety of chefs showcasing their variable talents on national TV for the honour of cooking a banquet presided over by the Prince of Wales and a bushel of local producers, whatever that means. It led us to thinking about the kitchens across the country once again denuded of their own-grown talent as the chefs vie with each other for the distinction above – and, not least, for a little telly time. If you don’t catch them there, you’re sure to find them on Saturday Kitchen, cooking up a usually chaotic storm, or indeed on Daily Cooks Challenge, Ready Steady Cook, Feed the Desperate Celeb and other daytime hits. Read full post