17 August 2012 4:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

With the Great British Bake Off's ratings rising nicely again, we ask top chef Henry Harris and food writer Joe Warwick whether they find today's TV cookery palatable

With the Great British Bake Off back on our screens – and pulling in four million viewers – our appetite for cookery shows appears to be bigger than ever. Henry Harris, chef-patron of the French restaurant Racine, and food writer Joe Warwick discuss whether food TV leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Emine Saner listens in.

Joe Warwick: These programmes just don't work for me. I remember Keith Floyd on TV and that was fun, not just because he was pissed, but it was slightly anarchic. Now it's all lifestyle stuff. I tried to watch Rachel Khoo's programme [the Little Paris Kitchen on BBC2]. I'm sure she's a lovely person, but I just wanted to put my head through the screen. Some shows are good, like some of Jamie Oliver's, »

- Emine Saner

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