Inedible to Incredible
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this cooking-themed reality show is mostly mild and lighthearted, though there's an ambush at the beginning of each episode in which the featured "bad" cook finds out that family and friends have been lying to them about the quality of their cuisine. And while host/professional chef John Besh does encourage several folks to cut back on the fats, not everything he cooks is truly healthy -- although it's generally healthier than what the featured cooks are preparing. Expect a bit of social drinking and very rare bleeped language.
What's the story?
There are lots of bad cooks in the world -- and in INEDIBLE TO INCREDIBLE, Chef John Besh is taking on the task of turning things around for these culinarily challenged folks and their families. In each episode, a featured cook is ambushed, with Besh telling her that her (or sometimes his) cooking is really, really bad. Then he asks the cook to prepare her signature dishes, he tastes them, and he re-makes them, showing the cook how to use and follow a recipe. At the end of the episode, the subject cook turns the tables on his or her family and friends by preparing and serving the revamped dishes.
Is it any good?
While Besh is as kind as he can be about letting each cook know that his or her cooking is really bad, the show's ambush aspect is a little bit paranoia inducing ("Gee, if her family is lying about her cooking, is my family lying to me?") But other than that, Besh's instruction is sound and mostly entertaining. He emphasizes fresh foods cooked properly; not all of his cooking is low-fat, per se, but he definitely points out opportunities for cooks to be healthier. The best part, though, is that Besh really encourages passion and good taste.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about whether you think the subjects knew that they were being lied to or not. Is everything you see in a reality show really real? Why do you think some shows might stage scenes?
What can people learn from shows like this? Is it meant to be at all educational or just entertaining?