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Fantastic Reality/Cooking Show,
This review is from: Jamie's Kitchen: the complete television series (DVD)
This is an amazing DVD to buy for anyone interested in cooking or, especially, owning thier own restaurant (and face it---how many people do you know that say, "some day, I'd love to have my own little cafe..."). This is one of the best shows I've ever seen---It's a cross between a soap opera, cooking show and reality show. Once you start watching it, you'll be hooked.
Basically, Jamie Oliver (the "Naked Chef" for those of you not obsessed with the Food Network) takes a bunch of kids who are unemployed and completely unskilled (at least in the kitchen) and turns them into chefs. Along the way, you get a glimpse into what it's like to be a celebrity chef, the pressures of opening a new restaurant (HELLO??? how can ANYone afford such a venture?) and how frustrating a project of this scope must be (especially when your every move is being watched by the cameras). It's fascinating to watch the transformation of these kids (actually, they're in their early 20's, I think).
To me, this is just another example of how great British TV has become -- I highly recommend this DVD.