Which Celebrity Chef Should Coach You Through A Cooking Class?
Choose wisely. The fate of a delicious meal hangs in the balance.
You need so much tough love, you have to call an expert in for it. Coddling won't help when it comes to the kitchen; you need some heavy-handed instruction that comes with a no-bullshit filter. Gordon Ramsay gets results in your mind, and there's no doubt about it. A few swears and shouts never hurt anyone, right?
Giada De Laurentiis
Giada De Laurentiis
That calm influence of Giada is what will help you get through this time in the kitchen. You want that Paula-Abdul-on-American-Idol kind of encouragement and Giada is the person for you. She's much more measured than some of the other judges on cooking reality shows, and will do all she can to help provide some good feedback on your food.
Out of the box thinking is the name of the game when it comes to your cooking skills. You don't need a calm, quiet presence, or even the tough love aspect that can come with other chefs. You want that bam-in-your-face kind of attitude that only the host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives can provide for you.
You need advice from one end of the cooking process to the other. Ina Garten will be able to give aid on everything from the cultivation of produce from the garden to the presentation at the dish for the meal itself - and everything in between. It may not exactly be hand-holding, but you'll learn a lot from the process.
Oh Alton Brown. He may not make it easy for you, but you'll be stronger for it in the end. You'll get some tips - and maybe ones you never even asked for - but you'll have to work for it. You'll learn how to make the food work for you more, and how to get the most out of every dish, but it may very well be a bumpy ride along the way.
You need that middle-of-the-road experience when it comes to a chef helping you out. He provides some tough love when you need it but mostly constructive criticism and some true help. Hope you like some Southwestern influences when it comes to cooking, because that's where Bobby excels.