Over the past several weeks, Food Network has been introducing us to the “Worst Cooks in America.” These are people with no knowledge of what to do (or even what instruments to use) in a kitchen, and over the course of the show they receive guidance from Chefs Anne Burrell and Beau MacMillan.
What’s on the line? For the two chefs, it’s all about reputation. The winning cook from each “team” will create a dish of such a high degree that a panel of judges will believe it was done by the professionals.
Now that the competition is near the end, I recently talked with Chef Anne (who also appears on “Iron Chef America” and hosts “Secrets of a Restaurant Chef“) about her experiences dealing with such novice cooks.