A blaring TV is one of my pet hates – I can’t stand it being on for the sake of being on. I feel like it’s a complete waste of time – and the problem is that there is so much available to watch these days, willing watchers can literally miss out on days of their lives if not a little discerning.

There is also the issue that not all the occupants of the house regard the same programs as rubbish, so there has to be a bit of give and take about when to push the ‘off’ switch.

Then, every now and again, you discover something that you just love, and actually can’t get enough of. For me, Chef’s Table has become that. It is so beautifully shot and the featured chefs are so inspiring, that, even though there is a great temptation to binge watch, we’d rather savour every episode – so we only watch one a night.

Seeing these chefs come to life in their kitchens is like watching artists at work, but the magic is the behind the scenes glimpses of their passion and drive – it is truly inspiring.

So I have to admit, even though I’m not a fan of it, I’m not quite ready to ban the screen from the house, even though it does come with its irritations too. Appreciating the good with the bad here.


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