CHANNELLING THE KITCHEN GODS AND GODDESSES OF YOUR CHOICE
TheCookandtheChef : With Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant; elegant as well as informative. Thursdays, 7.30pm, and Mondays, 5.30pm, ABC.
BarefootContessa : Entertaining with simplicity and style. LifeStyle Food, Thursdays, 6pm.
Ainsley’sMealsinMinutes : Ainsley Harriott is the master of speed cooking. LifeStyle Food, Wednesdays, 4.30pm.
Fresh : Peter Evans’s fun food show with Lyndey Milan; enjoyable and innovative. Nine, daily, 11.30am.
BeyondRiverCottage : Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall’s earthy, back-to-basics food. LifeStyle Food, Wednesdays, 6pm.
IronChef : Pure genius, cooking as surreal entertainment, direct from kitchen stadium. SBS, Saturdays, 8.40pm.
Oliver’sTwist : Jamie Oliver cooks for his lucky mates. LifeStyle Food, Wednesdays, 5pm.
Tamasin’sWeekends : Tamasin Day Lewis’s rural cuisine is all about comforting, slow cooking. LifeStyle Food, Sundays, 6pm.
TheFWord : Bad boy Gordon Ramsay is at his effing best here. LifeStyle Food, Fridays, 9pm.
Ready,Steady,Cook : This local version of the Harriott original fails to make cooking entertaining. Ten, weekdays, 2pm.
JustinAfrica : Annoying blonde Justine Drake attempts African gastronomic journeys off the beaten track. LifeStyle Food, re-runs anticipated.
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All-StarBBQShowdown: The best, most outrageous American barbie chefs. LifeStyle Food.
AGondolaontheMurray : Passionate restaurateur Stefano de Pieri journeys by pushbike around Mildura sourcing and creating great regional cuisine. LifeStyle Food.
ComeDineWithMe: Brit cooking and entertaining vote-you-off style as five strangers throw dinner parties; one will win 1000 quid. LifeStyle Food. Graeme Blundell