I know you might think that I'm unstable.
I was hurt. Sorry for making a hasty decision last week. I found the comment was excessive from someone who supposed to motivate me. But then I was a fool who expected too much. I won't expect too much anymore. I should have known:)
Don't blame Pocket, okay! Pocket has got nothing to do with my decision of closing this blog whatsoever. He has been nice and kind. A big brother through and through:)
So, I'm keeping this blog and not shutting it down.
Hooooraaayyy or Nooooooo....is up to you, dearest.
I can't please everyone:)
Move on to the other news...
The month of November is the month for Orkid's Cafe. I managed to fulfill some requests for postings on certain recipes but I haven't publish some of the dish requested like Petai Bakar from Kak Ashley or Salmon Pocket from Pocket or Mee Kari Papparazzi from Kak Azz. Guess what?
I'm going to shut down Orkid's Cafe for a moment. It will be opened again in 2010. Hopefully, I will be able to write intresting stories the next time I'll re-open Orkid's Cafe. Just be patient, okay!
Here comes my topic of the day...
The clip above is a video of Laura Calder's French Food At Home (click for delicious recipes!) which is my favourite cooking program. Well, actually I like all cooking program in general but this is currently on top of my list.
One good thing about this program is that it focuses on the ingredient and food preparation rather than focusing on Laura Calder as a host. I mean, you can definitely see her cleavage there and then but that was not the main focus.
Look at the way she was kneading the dough.
Or the way she cut the strawberries.
Or the way she was measuring the flour.
That was the focus.
I love the sound of the asparagus when they were cut, the hissing sound of food on the stove. These are the things we should get from a cooking show. If you want to focus on the host, you might as well create a travelling cook show like Bourdain's or Chef Michael Smith.
I dare to say that I was sad to see that our chefs are more focus on the sarong that they were wearing during the show. They focused on the way they sat down on the rocks while cooking. The nagged about how we should take care of our children while their children's faces are plastered on newspapers. They flip and flap their hands while talking - and they look like the octopus they were cooking.
Or perhaps, the purpose of a cooking show is to show off the big house of an artiste who just got married to a rich man.
No disrespect - but the approach is for me old-fashion and boring.
Is it because our chefs love to be exposed?
Or our cameramen are one-dimensional - they can't focus on the food?
Our producers are not making their homework, they didn't even watch Nigella or Jamie, or even Laura in YouTube?
I watched The New Scandinavian Cooking and a show which mentioned the chef's name in his real habitat. I found huge differences. The Scandinavian chefs were not really fluent in English but I managed to understand what they were saying. But the so-called Malaysian Food Ambassador was nagging and babbling until I couldn't pick a word he was saying throughout the show.
I think his Malay cooking show is better:)
A cooking show is just like a blog.
My blog might not be perfect for some of you out there but I have been living with this blog longer than you know. I have been blogging and my style of blogging might not be similar to others but that is just the way I am.
I have all the right to dislike a nagging Malaysian chef.
You have the right to dislike me.
I have the right of not showing my cleavage.
You have the right to ask for the picture which I might not going to show:)
By all means, we all have rights.
Fernando is calling his mummy:P
p/s: I'm dropping some blogs off my blog list today.