On days when there’s nothing particularly good on TV (which is, let’s face it, almost every day), we usually turn to the channels with cooking shows (Lifestyle, Food Network, Discovery Travel & Living, AFC, etc.). So today, we switched to Lifestyle and there was this new cooking show.
To be totally honest here, at first it served as background noise to whatever conversations we were having. There was a Caucasian host-slash-chef, and he was in Batangas, which is in the Philippines, which was interesting but not really interesting enough.
I first started to get excited when I found out that the chef, Hylton le Roux, was preparing kinilaw which is just one of my favourite Filipino dishes of all time. And so our chef starts prepping the food, and then The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” came on the show and I was like what the hell?! (but in a good way) and then when he got further into the cooking process “Under Cover of Darkness” by the Strokes came on. And then The Kooks. And then the Hoosiers.
I was like “seriously, did I write this show without knowing it?!”
So basically the point of this post is to encourage you guys in the Philippines who are subscribed to the Lifestyle Channel to watch Market to Master, Mondays at 8 PM and replays on Saturdays at 3:30 PM, because it’s awesome.
The show, “Market to Master,” is hosted by Professional Chef Hylton Le Roux. Hylton will take his audience into the market place to teach the quick and easy ways to spot the freshest goods as well as stopping to showcase some of the local market workers undiscovered skills. Once Chef Hylton has his ingredients he heads to the kitchen to begin the cooking lesson. Each episode ends with guests enjoying the food that Hylton has prepared. Audiences will also get to see Chef Hylton in real action as cameras follow him and his catering company, Pi catering, on special catering events around Manila.
So it’s kinda like Jamie Oliver, which is great because Jamie Oliver is great. Here’s what else is awesome: there are webisodes available for those who don’t have the Lifestyle channel! Check them out here (check out the “My Kinilaw” episode). Chef Hylton also has a personal blog and, hey, it’s on Tumblr! For more information, visit the Market to Master website here.
A cooking show with legit good music.