In the second of our series on TV experts, we are focusing on FOOD.
If you have ever sat down to watch The Food Network, you are no doubt familiar with the celebrity chefs that continue to appear there time and time again. Although cooking is something we do in our daily lives, these five chefs have created it into an art form. From delicious Italian cuisine to 30 minute meals. By watching the food network we immerse ourselves into the world of flavor, into the science of blending spices to create delectable dishes that please the most discerning tastes. As a foodie for many years and a dedicated Food Network follower, I have come up with my list of top 5 TV food experts.
Bobby Flay has made his appearance as the star of Boy Meets Grill, Grill It!, Food Nation, Hot Off the Grill, The Next Food Network Star, Iron Chef America, The Main Ingredient and Throwdown with Bobby Flay, to name a few. Bobby Flay has been wowing audiences with amazing dishes that are hot off the grill for years now. I have fond memories of watching him whip together a delicious guacamole in front of a small intimate group of people, then creating strawberry margauritas to complete the meal!
Curtis Stone, an Australian chef on his series Take Home Chef, meets people in the grocery store and then helps those people create a meal for their loved ones at home. Stone takes natural, organic ingredients and creates one of a kind, original dishes. The appeal comes not only from the creation of amazing dishes but actually showing people how to use ordinary grocery store items to create dishes that wow their friends and family. Yes, we can all do it too!
Yes, you too can have delicious meals in thirty minutes. Celebrity chef Rachael Ray has been touting her 30 minute meals for over a decade. She began with humble beginnings in Upstate New York and became an American television personality, businesswoman, celebrity cook and author. She hosts the daily talk and lifestyle program Rachael Ray, and three Food Network series, 30 Minute meals, Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels and $40 a Day. Rachael Ray has also written cookbooks based on the 30 minute meals concept and has launched a magazine, Every Day With Rachael Ray.
From someone who has watched The Food Network for over a decade, I thought I knew all the celebrity chefs quite well. They spent a lifetime mastering the art of cooking…or did they? Mario Batali actually originally attended Rutgers University with a dual major in Spanish Theater and Business Management with the aspirations of being a banker in Spain. But I guess fate had other plans for him as he began his career as a dishwasher at the New Jersey restaurant Stuff Yer Face and quickly moved up to pizza maker. It was while making pizza that he realized food was his calling and enrolled in Cordon Bleu in London. From there, he spent 3 years cooking in a small town in Italy and discovered his passion for Italian food. Mario creates traditional Italian dishes with seasonal ingredients that are locally available. Babbo in Greenwich Village, NY is is flagship restaurant.
If there’s one thing about Ina Garten that I absolutely love, it’s her ability to make you feel completely at home in her kitchen. Another chef who actually did not start her career in food but rather working in the White House on nuclear energy policy, Ina has created a name for herself as a celebrity chef who prepares home cooked meals for her loving husband Jeffrey Garten, a former offical in the Clinton administration. Ina creates amazing meals right from her kitchen in the Hampton’s. She creates delicious meals that can inspire anyone to get into their kitchens and get cooking!
Stay tuned for the top 5 Health, Tech, Home and Legal TV Experts. What do you think? Did we miss anyone? Please let us know your thoughts by commenting below.
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