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Good Chef, Bad Chef, Good Food, Bad Food, Good People, Bad People

Posted May 16 2011 10:07pm

I am normally a pretty big fan of cooking shows but I have to say that ‘Good Chef, Bad Chef’  screening on Channel Ten in the afternoons has me asking lots of questions with a furrowed brow. 

Starring Janella Purcell (the Good Chef) and Adrian Richardson (the Bad Chef) the show is clearly sponsored by a weight loss company whose ads you will see not only during the breaks but as infomercials as well.  While I know we can see such ads at any time, it’s not even the sponsorship that concerns me most.  It’s the entire premise of saying that one chef, because of the types of food they choose to cook with and then create, makes them good, and the other because of their choices, bad.

As the ‘Bad Chef,’ Adrian cooks in a way that is free, open and appreciative of ALL food.  In other words – it’s balanced.  I have seen him use ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, vegetables, fruit, vine leaves, fish and a host of other things.  As the ‘Good Chef’ Janella shuns many of the things Adrian cooks sticking with a more limited range that never involves things such as white sugar… Read the rest

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