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Better a meal of vegetables

Where have all the ‘how to cook’ programmes gone?

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For years we’ve had series of Jamie, Nigella and Delia. Or we had those other, perhaps slightly less popular, people who needed more than one name: Two Fat Ladies, The Hairy Bikers, Nigel Slater, Rick Stein. Studio-centred presentations have gone, and themed or travel-based series are just about hanging on (remember Nadia goes to Bangladesh?). But what is left centre-stage is competition cooking and eating education.