Sorry I’ve been away so long! I moved house and then had to settle in and wait to get an internet connection. It’s great to be blogging again and it’s great to be living in town within a hundred metres of everything, able to have lots of guests :)
So I’ll admit I’ve never been much of a fan of cooking shows. As much as I enjoy cooking and eating, they’ve never tickled my fancy, except for the odd segment of Jamie Oliver or Ainslee. And I don’t ever want to see a second of Gordon Ramsey. Thus I’ve always been bemused about why people like them so much. But here’s what I’ve come up with:
People want an adventure. Like every kind of reality show, even cooking shows, which you’d think are the most domestic thing on the planet, actually give people a slice of something they never get in real life. They get to live through the television.
The truth is, that most people aren’t like me. Whilst I stand over the stove like a mad scientist on a regular basis, trying to figure out which of the contents of my pantry haven’t yet been added to the frying pan (don’t worry, I leave out the breakfast cereals), most people are probably trying to decide whether it’s better to walk to McDonald’s to counter the negative health effects of the fast food (before realising that then they couldn’t use the drive through) or aim to cook something with at least two colours in it.
Of course, this is just part of the wider realisation that I’m the only person in the world who is like me, thus there are many things out there that I don’t really like that other people simply love. Add to cooking shows: conferences, swimming, extreme sports and hummus. Not everyone is just like me. And that’s ok. I’m glad I get some of my life back by not watching TV :) I waste it on other things eh :P