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5 UK cooking shows to inspire you to cook at home
5 UK cooking shows to inspire you to cook at home

We quite often prefer store-bought food to homemade food. This is due to either laziness or lack of free time. But homemade food is usually much tastier and healthier. Therefore, we present to your attention five British cooking shows, after watching which you will want to spend more time in the kitchen.

5 UK cooking shows to inspire you to cook at home
5 UK cooking shows to inspire you to cook at home

Why is it better to cook at home

Many sites with recipes and tips are easy to find on the Internet, and thousands of cooking magazines and books are published monthly. But, as a rule, the latter lie on the shelves of supermarkets awaiting disposal. Modern society for the most part downplays the importance of cooking at home, but this is both relaxation, and an opportunity to develop a child, and a way to get closer to a partner. In addition, no dish from any cafe can be compared with homemade food, pastries, cocktails.

The culinary arts are akin to magic. It’s like I’m sorcery, choosing ingredients, mixing them, chopping, brewing, infusing, seasoning with spices according to recipes from ancient cookbooks.

Joanne Harris "Chocolate"

Everyone has moments when they are not in the mood for cooking at all. For several days in a row, you can eat fast food, and then suffer from extra calories. In addition, you must admit that it is more pleasant to eat dishes when you know what ingredients they are prepared from.

Why we chose British shows

Did you know that English cuisine is one of the most unpretentious? Most of the recipes are laughably simple. The main difference of this cuisine is that from time immemorial, the emphasis is on the quality of products. You can buy eggs at the supermarket and fry eggs, or you can buy homemade ones at the market and do the same. Which option do you think would be more nutritious and delicious? Of course, the second one.

What can we say about the reputation of England itself. Signature humor, a worthy ruler, The Beatles, famous actors and writers …

Actually, therefore, I would like to suggest that you take some cooking lessons from British chefs and amateurs.

UK Cooking Shows

1. "The Naked Chef"

  • UK, 1999-2000.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • IMDb: 7, 4.

No, no, a naked chef will not flicker on the screens.:) It is named “Naked” because the host of the program sincerely and openly shares his skills in front of the audience, not hiding bad moments behind the scenes.

In the program, you will see the previously little-known young Jamie Oliver. Let's say right away: not all of his recipes are simple, but Jamie will convince you that you can spend no more than an hour cooking.

Thanks to Naked Chef, you can not only relax after a working day, watching the show with your loved ones. You will also love making delicious meals with a minimum of effort.

2. The Fabulous Baker Brothers

  • UK, 2012– …
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • IMDb: 8, 5.

An incredibly inspiring TV show. Its hosts, the charismatic Tom and Henry Herbert, travel the most amazing towns and villages in Britain. They acquaint viewers not only with the specific features of the products of a given area, but also provide a short excursion into history. It's not even a cooking show, but a whole movie.

The peculiarity of the transfer is that the brothers arrange cooking competitions among themselves. The winning dish becomes the main dish of the chosen establishment.

Recall that the cuisine of England is extremely simple. And in the show "The Brothers Bakers" this is clearly demonstrated. They even serve up sandwiches so that they salivate.

3. "It's all food" (The F Word)

  • UK, 2005–2010.
  • Duration: 48 minutes
  • IMDb: 7, 0.

Gordon Ramsay is a TV presenter of many projects, often focused on haute cuisine. But the program "It's All Food" is an exception to the rule. It demonstrates the benefits of healthy homemade food, and presents recipes that do not require a lot of effort and time.

The protagonist conducts his own investigations into the quality of the products sold. The results do not always satisfy the meticulous leader. Ramsay also accepts challenges from various celebrities and tries to cook their specialties in the same way as his rival. Guests choose the winner.

4. Rachel Allen's Easy Meals

  • UK, 2012–2013.
  • Duration: 23 minutes

The main character is from County Cork. Here she conducts her culinary show, captivating with the simplicity and freshness of recipes, brilliant ideas, as well as views of Ireland.

In just half an hour, Rachel will show you how to prepare healthy meals from the ingredients available to everyone, to decorate any table with them, including a festive one. The main principle is to cook with soul and inspiration, just like the host herself. After all, if you cook food with poor energy, you can even get food poisoning.

5. The Great British Bake Off

  • UK, 2010– …
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • IMDb: 8, 6.

Paul Hollywood and Mary Barry appreciate amateur chefs trapped in the same tent. Competitions of bakers are held on a picturesque landscape, in a huge pavilion, equipped in accordance with all safety rules.

The subjects prepare incredible masterpieces: from the simplest to the unrealistically complex. If you are just starting to cook, take note of all the tips of the masters. If you managed to learn something, practice decorating and serving. After all, this is one of the most important criteria in the assessment.

Inspired? Then let's go to the kitchen! After all, cooking at home is much more pleasant than it might seem at first.