Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A rib-tickling so not a cooking show

I don't know about everybody else but I feel besieged by cooking shows on TV. It's all about celebrity chefs, gourmet meals, ethnic cuisine, meals on wheels and other far-flung places and cooking competitions. Then there's desserts, cakes, pies and even doughnuts. I mean, how do you dedicate a whole TV series entirely to doughnuts? There's an entire network that only features, you guessed it, food. It's like food TV producers are scraping the barrel to come up with a new spin on food.

So I was delighted by the entry of a wholly different type of food show, one that takes the mickey out of all these food programs, mocking some of these much-touted wonder foods and gadgets.

The Katering Show is so named after two Australians, Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan, the self-proclaimed food intolerant and intolerable foodie who are featured in a web series of 10-minute segments. Launched recently, they have already garnered a huge following. It's not surprising because these two women, more comediennes than chefs, try to demonstrate some cooking techniques that always backfire, driving them both usually to drink. Foul-mouthed and irreverent, they get up to some hilarious shenanigans that are surprisingly quite endearing.

I've caught most of their segments on YouTube and can't wait for more!

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