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‘Tapau Please’ by SethLui.com: Epi #048 — Wherein lies the appeal of modern cooking shows?

Last Updated: September 5, 2021

Written by Wani

We have Nailed It!, The Great British Bake Off, and more recently, Cooking with Paris. What do all these shows have in common? Well, for one, they all carry an element of cooking and getting viewers to indulge and immerse themselves in recipes and culinary techniques. But along the way, there’s also fun, humour, silly antics, and of course, amateur mistakes that all of us can relate to.

That’s what we discuss in this episode of Tapau Please; for the modern home cook, where does the appeal of cooking shows fit in their lives? Sure, it bodes well for the 90s home-maker who had idle time at 3pm in the afternoon to plonk themselves down on the sofa and take notes from their favourite host/hostess on the telly, whipping family-style meals in minutes. However, times have certainly changed and cooking shows on TV requires more than just a friendly guide to teach you the basics of cooking.

With that said, Cooking with Paris takes a novel approach to cooking shows, as its focus doesn’t lean on the cooking itself. Instead, it depends on Paris Hilton’s TV character to charm you and add aloofness to the kitchen, all while you semi-remember that she’s actually here to show you her favourite recipes. Oh, and of course, her celebrity friends are here too, with equal candidness to ensure you’re thoroughly entertained and hopefully gloss over all the slip-ups that are happening right on the kitchen counter.

What’s a cooking show that you still find thoroughly enjoyable and educational till today? Let us know your thoughts and leave your comments in our Facebook post. For all other episodes of Tapau Please, head to PodbeanSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and Apple Podcasts.

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