Yes, this show is a classic
--everyone (cook or not) should check it out, at least the first two seasons. Required viewing for potential cooking students, I think...
The later episodes tended to veer off the cooking theme and focused more on Gareth (the lead character/chef) and his personal life, which I'm not too fond of, but they're still very watchable. The DVD set is on my wish list, and if your local shop has it for rent, I highly
recommend it.Here's a good site
for the show.
Classic moments include: searching farms for unpasteurized Stilton, Everton's Secret Johnny Cakes, the competition episode in Lyon...but there's so many!
I've talked to Lenny Henry a few times via email. Nice guy, and I'm sure he's glad that "Chef" was finally released so he wouldn't have to keep answering questions about it! :chef: