I suppose it started off as the thought of me being on some kind of competitive cookery show, where I am cooking at home and, unbeknownst to me, I am being monitored by a bunch of chefs from behind a bank of monitors.
How many gadgets have you bought for cooking which now languish at the back of a cupboard doing nothing? I suspect that we all have them.
I love food programmes, and I love travel programmes. I even love it when competitive cooking programmes jet off to some far flung places to taste some lovely food.
Aspiration is hardly a new phenomenon, but TV gives it such scope with which to make its presence felt.