I watched it once or twice and enjoyed the show, but I can't bear that nasty critic (Matt?) -- although I do love looking at the food.
And we caught a few eps of the kids cooking. I was staggered! Seriously -- the age of some of those kids, and their mad skillz.... how much self-confidence must kids have when they can cook like that? and how much time have people (parents, grand-parents) spent with them in order to teach them?
My son and DIL are teaching their two boys to cook. The oldest is 4 and he sits on the bench while whisking eggs etc. and he can probably cook more than my nearly-nine year old.
The reason for this is simple -- I am so impatient! I get grumpy easily and to make things worse, I find it hard to eat food prepared by others. I even prefer to make my own coffee! (I can easily see how Howard Hughes became so de-railed by his germ phobia)
But this cooking thing.... I really want to give this a try.
I'd like for my kids to be confident cooks. I'd like them to appreciate good food, good ingredients, and the skills that go into preparing a meal. I'd like them to become more adventurous and not be afraid to try exotic dishes.
Plus it might give me an excuse to buy that gorgeous vintage floral apron I've had my eye on....