As you might expect, all we can talk about here in the woman & home office is next week’s new series of the Great British Bake Off, and with it the return of our favourite silver fox judge – Paul Hollywood. How we’ve missed those gorgeous blue eyes peering out from our TV screens!
While we can’t wait to see all the wonderful bakes from the contestants, we’re even more excited about getting in the kitchen and whipping up some confectionery creations of our own. There’s just something so inspiring about the Bake-Off, it really gets our imaginations going.
It seems the show’s delightful host, Mary Berry, has a few words to say about what makes a good cookery show. She recently spoke out against the ‘violent and cruel’ nature of modern TV, stating that she ‘hates’ Gordon Ramsay’s programmes but likes Jamie Oliver for making cooking fun again.
Speaking about the upcoming fourth series of the Bake Off, Berry said, “The Great British Bake Off is family entertainment. There aren’t many programmes where all ages can sit and watch from beginning to end.”
Her comments really got us thinking, what is it that makes an enjoyable cookery show? Is it the competition, the baking or the celebrity names involved?
And are some cookery programmes closer to being a reality show?
Tell us your opinions and which cookery show is your favourite and why in our forums, or leave a comment below.
You can also share some of your own culinary creations with the other woman&home readers, on our Look What I’m Cooking page