Friday 13 December 2019

Something good to eat . . . and look at, too

Pouting and preening, Nigella Lawson demonstrated that cookery programmes don't have to be about cooking, and the latest wave of culinary shows is gleefully reinforcing that point.

You look at Lorraine Pascal, not just because she's a dab hand at pastry but because she's sultry and sexy, and you watch Rachel Khoo in her Paris kitchen because she's as cute as a button in her polka-dot tops and woolly socks.

Donal Skehan, twin brother to Harry Potter, trades in cuteness, too, and the new series of Kitchen Hero (RTÉ One) persists with his credo that "anyone can cook up a storm in the kitchen".

Yes, but will the food be edible?

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