Cookery shows are comical at the best of times today with various "tready" chefs making all kinds of meals for hours on end with the most random of ingredients however if you delve back 30-40 years cookery shows were even more helerious.
Julia Child was an original. Learning her trade in France, she moved to America to tell everyone how to cook French style - and what a mess she makes with it!
Julia's cooking involes putting as much butter and alchol into everything as possible and spending 5 hours cooking the mini apperitif! Its mad but so funny at the same time. Each show was filmed as a one take live show so if she gets it wrong, forgets her lines, drops it all or just messes things up she has to soldier on. This makes for TV gold. The Lobster show just wouldn't be done now - she grabs a live Lobster and tosses it into a pan whilst laughing away!
This collection has 12 episodes, some in black and white and not in the best of condition, each featuring a dish or an ingredient of some sort. Each is varied and some are actually educational. You have to hand it too her, she's as funny as hell but she can cook when she wants to too.
If you like your food, old tv shows or just a general mishap comedy buy everything you can find with her in - she's a legend in our household and its not for her cooking!