Thursday, February 7, 2008

BBC America on all things food

A new lineup of shows coming to BBC America highlights the British take on food. Gordon Ramsay, one of the UK's top chefs, goes back into restaurant rescue mode in Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. He's pretty well-known. Don't watch his show around the kids, however. He's got a foul mouth.

The other shows are a little more specialized: Gillian McKeith hosts Your Are What You Eat, a show that takes horrendous eating habits and remakes them in eight weeks. Be warned: I've seen this show, and these people -- as well as what McKeith does to cleanse their habits physical and mental -- is not for the faint of heart.

Finally, Last Restaurant Standing sounds as though it is one of the most concocted made-for-TV "reality" shows to date. Nine couples get to compete at running their own restaurant. I'll watch for curiosity's sake, but I'll be surprised if this one has any, any shred of cred to it.