Who is your favourite TV chef?

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FunTimes2020 Mon 03-May-21 23:40:33

I love Ainsley Harrison. He comes across so well, really personable, kind, funny but not ott, and like he genuinely wants the novice to succeed in making good home cooked food.
Who do you like?

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Postern Mon 03-May-21 23:54:40

He gives me the creeps. I kind of enjoy Nigella sending herself up — I always imagining her snorting to herself as she thinks up new fruit to describe as ‘plumptious beauties’ — and I used to like Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen, just because she managed to cook in a tiny rabbit hutch and make it look low-key chic.

Least favourite is a toss-up between Rick Stein and Nigel ‘Prissy and Dogmatic’ Slater and his leftovers neatly wrapped in brown paper and string.

clpsmum Tue 04-May-21 00:16:25

I live the hairy bikers

jesusmaryjosephandtheweedonkey Tue 04-May-21 00:22:15

Nigel & Nigella
Although I will watch anyone bar James Martin

OhWhyNot Tue 04-May-21 00:22:31


I find Rick Stein and Nigel Slater whiny

I loved Keith Floyd shows he was always so enthusiastic

Postern Tue 04-May-21 00:29:29

Oh yes, the classic Keith Floyd ones where he’s flambéing something, mildly tiddled, on a barge in France.

DramaAlpaca Tue 04-May-21 01:17:03

Anyone but Nigella.

waltzingparrot Tue 04-May-21 01:38:32

I still like Jamie Oliver. Make his food a lot.

Also can't stand prissy Nigel. Pulling off individual thyme leaves and artfully arranging them on top of his sausages.

Pyewackect Tue 04-May-21 01:45:15

Paul Hollywood

sandgrown Tue 04-May-21 01:47:25

Delia Smith and the lady called Lorraine who did baking

RainbowMum11 Tue 04-May-21 01:57:04

I love James Martin, I know it's controversial but I also like Gordon Ramsey.
Not so keen on Jamie Oliver

acatcalledjohn Tue 04-May-21 02:07:39

I can't get past Ainsley Harrison grin

Blondie1984 Tue 04-May-21 02:10:52


FunTimes2020 Tue 04-May-21 15:34:06


I can't get past Ainsley Harrison grin

Ha ha what a wally! I was so busy making sure I spelt Ainsley correctly! HARRIOTT...Ainsley Harriott!

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iklboo Tue 04-May-21 15:36:23

Nadiya. The clip of her on horseback shouting 'wrong bra! Wrong bra!' was so funny.

FunTimes2020 Tue 04-May-21 15:39:02

@Postern Really? What do you think it is about him?

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FunTimes2020 Tue 04-May-21 15:39:58

Lots of love for Nigella and Nadiya!

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LettyLoman Tue 04-May-21 15:42:51

What’s wrong with you all? James Martin every single time.

That said the best cakes are Mary Berry or nigella.

iklboo Tue 04-May-21 15:43:35

I met Keith Floyd at an 'evening with' book signing with ex-p. He kept getting his PA to refill our wine glasses (we were supposed to get one as part of the ticket price but we got loads) and was really funny & entertaining. Suppose 90 minutes went on nearly three hours.

MrsMoastyToasty Tue 04-May-21 15:44:45

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall is a favourite in our household.

Mysterian Tue 04-May-21 15:52:25

Harry Bikers, Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa), and Rick Stein but more for the travelogue side of things.

AnneLovesGilbert Tue 04-May-21 15:55:24

Nigel and Keith. I’m vegetarian but will watch them both cook anything.

roguetomato Tue 04-May-21 15:55:27

Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa.

whoamitojudge Tue 04-May-21 16:00:32

Pioneer Woman, Barefoot Contessa, Nigel Slater

SarahAndQuack Tue 04-May-21 16:13:50

I'll put in a vote for Monica Galetti. I like her. I love Nigel Slater's books but he is awful on TV, it's like one of those really awkward first dates where you realise you have no chemistry and they're still trying to tell you slooooowwwwlllly about their boring hobbies.

I got really cross about how Rick Stein treated his staff during the pandemic, so I dislike him.

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