Here's a look
at the growing 'celebrity-chef culture.' ... I have a confession: I don't mind Rachael Ray. There are a lot of busy people out there who want to cook regularly and cook reasonably well. Rachael Ray's 30-minute spiel is merely the first step toward eating better. Or as one French chef is quoted as saying:
Even if it's a minority of people who watch the Food Network [and try out the recipes]... enough people are actually raising their expectations and knowledge of what food is--particularly their expectations.
Jacques Pépin comes across as an admirably down-to-earth guy with high expectations. Just as he does on his show. ...