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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Mon­day to Fri­day, 7.30pm, Life­Style Food Last week I was bang­ing on about how anx­i­ety-in­duc­ing com­pet­i­tive cook­ing pro­grams can be, par­tic­u­larly when they are about am­a­teurs with as­pi­ra­tions. Thank­fully this se­ries is about those at the top. Ac­cord­ing to the nar­ra­tor it’s about putting the best, the award-win­ning and the Miche­lin-starred, through their paces. Whew. But don’t get too com­fort­able. The chal­lenge is for the chefs to push them­selves to the ab­so­lute limit by cre­at­ing awe-in­spir­ing dishes that reach new culi­nary heights. So let’s hope they don’t look down be­cause it’s a long way to fall. The point, by the way, is that the win­ner gets to cook a spec­tac­u­lar feast for Bri­tain’s Olympic heroes. How five min­utes ago. world. ‘‘ I don’t watch the news, I don’t get it,’’ of­fers her switched-on mate, Frankie. I don’t think I re­ally get Es­sex ei­ther, but I watch it. Line of duty and all that. You, dear reader, have choices. Ex­er­cise at will.

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