From preparing a special dish for a date to helping beginners master the perfect meal for their partner, Damaris plays matchmaker and chef to a tee in her six-episode series, providing entertainment and delicious food along the way.
I love Rachael Ray, the host of "30 Minute Meals". If Emeril is the John Wayne of the Food Network, then Rachael Ray is June Allyson: pretty, vivacious, and funny. She once apologized to a head of cauliflower because it was a neglected vegetable. The concept of "30 Minute Meals" is simple. In this age of take out food and microwave dinners, it is still possible to prepare healthy and delicious meals in 30 minutes or less with ingredients that are commonly available. Rachael cooks her meals in real time. And that's where the fun comes in. First, you have to understand Rachael almost never measures her ingredients. In fact, one of her recipes calls for a couple of glugs of wine. Second, every trip to the pantry is an adventure. She tries to carry everything in one trip, so the short journey from pantry to workstation becomes a combination weight lifting contest and circus balancing act. But the best part is the food itself. The recipes are really good and the themes are imaginative - from making your own "take out" at home to taking culinary vacations to foreign countries. Rachael is obviously having fun on her show (she says it allows her to play with her food) and the viewer will enjoy it, too. Simply put, "30 Minute Meals" is educational and fun.
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