I haven’t watched it faithfully for a few years now – life and work and love and writing this blog and my questionable but continual viewing of the Housewives franchise have sucked up my time – but I’m pretty sure that I’ve been forever changed by Top Chef.
When I saw the first commercial for the show all those many years ago, I remember thinking that a cooking competition seemed an odd thing to televise. After all, it’s not like an avid viewer could taste the food being laid out perfectly on square plates or even smell the drizzle of the balsamic glaze, applied to the plate in the most perfect zig zag.
What could possibly be the draw to judging food from afar? If I watched it while holding a fork, would that action somehow make it all more personally engaging?