Well, before narrowing down to the best of them all, shall we first get to the bottom of the essence of the topic of discussion; Cooking Television Show? Yes. It comes in different names. Some would call it a cooking show, others, cookery show while many others like you would brand it a cooking program. None of you is wrong.
So, whatever the name you would prefer for it, this is a television genre that brings the kitchen to your screens in the living rooms! Who doesn’t love food anyway? The next time a cooking TV show comes on your screen, you better be keen; perhaps there’s something you’ve never tasted.
Without deviating a lot, let’s be back on the main point; a cooking TV show – we are going by this name, at least for now – is all about food preparation. The show that may be shot in a restaurant or on a studio set portrays what goes on in a kitchen until you could have the finger-licking culinary presented right before you on a dining table.
The show host, who, in most cases is a celebrity chef, gets down to business; preparing at least one dish throughout the program. This is art, therefore, the fellow has to take you through the inspirational cooking process such that at the end of it. You may be tempted to try your hand in the kitchen. This is true; it has happened repeatedly.
An Important Tip To Remember
A Cooking Show is not just a cooking show. Beware there are different types of culinary art. Some are educational; others purely meant for a talk show while the breadth of others is usually for entertainment purposes.
The cooking competition is by far the most interesting of all of them all; it comprises such contests as Chopped, Iron Chef, or MasterChef whereby the contestant must convince the adjudicators that their meal is the real meal!
It is now the time to get closer to the award-winning Cooking Show on the American TV screens. Remember that while they may not have achieved top ratings, cooking shows on TV have, nonetheless, been a popular staple of daytime TV programming since the earliest days of television.
And due to the fact that they are relatively easy to produce, it is quite economical for a TV station to award at most a 60-minute slot for the program.
Take note; a lot of cooking presentation shows have been running for quite a span of seasons, more so, when homegrown media or public broadcast sponsor them. Also, the most popular Cooking TV Shows – that is being unearthed in a moment – have had flamboyant hosts whose unique personalities have made them into celebrities!
The French Chef: Yes it is! America’s Best Cooking Show on TV
Julia Carolyn Child. And nothing childish was found in her, particularly when it came to the eatery section of the TV shows. She was not only a Chef (an American Chef who brought French Cuisine to the Americans), Child was also an author who pieced together the contents for the legendary cookbook; Mastering the Art of French Cooking and other books including ‘My Life in France’ and many more.
The master of cooking art will be remembered for a series of TV programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered towards the late ’90s. Two tag lines sum up the tasty short biography of Child: “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients; and the only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” These were her words.
The French Chef is a TV cookery show that was created by Julia Carolyn Child. She also hosted the program that is produced and broadcast by WGBH. WGBH is an Educational Foundation, and American Public Media based in Boston, MA. For the period between 1963 and 1973, while broadcasted by WGBH, The French Chef was among the primary cooking shows to be aired on American TV.
The cooking show grew exponentially; thanks to Child’s special presentation she accorded the program. The formula for the show’s sterling performance was found in the book Mastering the Art of French Cooking. By the way, Child’s show which was later moved to PBS was produced for education.
WGBH broadcasted the show for National Education Television. As of 2010, The French Chef was airing on Cooking Channel after winding up its show at PBS in 1989.
Six years later, in 2016, Child’s innovation had hit Gusto, the new Canadian cooking channel. However, the program then was being aired as reruns. Ever heard of the cat that had seven lives? That is The French Chef; it seemingly never dies, even long after Child exit the world in 2004.
The show returned, early 2017, to the American Public TV Create channel. The success of The French Chef was true, earned; the show muddled through a moment when Americans thought that the whole thing is an expensive restaurant fare that is not suitable for home cooking! But who is Child to recoil? Never! She emphasized fresh and, at the time, unusual ingredients.
The French Chef drew its recipes from the contents of Mastering the Art of French Cooking publication. However, for the TV show, she hand-picked the most domestic recipes from the book!
According to viewers and commentaries, Child’s show was done live-to-videotape from start to finish. This technique left no room for mistakes. The budget was so low that volunteers had to be recruited to wash dishes, and the food sometimes had to be auctioned to the audience afterward to cover expenses.” Damn crazy! But it is usually when you look back at the far you have come that you can appreciate the tough moments for shaping the current fame.
It is good to wind up. Certain elements of the show have become dominantly recurring ideas in the art of cooking. Talk of Julia Carolyn Child fondness for wine. Her distinctive voice. Her irrevocable stance: “impeccably clean towel.” She also loved and dearly defended butter and cream! The child would close every show with this line: “This is Julia Child, Bon appétit!”