Neil Perry is an
Australian chef who travels all over Australia cooking some amazing foods. He
enlists the help of a variety of different chefs, and their well known
restaurants, to cook up some great dishes. From mud crabs to Cantonese
masterpieces, he whips up some dishes that are sure to make your mouth water.
The disc features six
episodes and includes extras featuring, a list of all the recipes he cooks, a
biography of his career and a featurette of his restaurant, 'Rockpool.' All
the episodes feature catchy music and some fantastic scenery, which really
highlight many of Australia's endearing qualities. This disc would also be
good to show those overseas to introduce them to the amazing gifts our country
Although Perry cooks
some amazing recipes, in my opinion, he fails to really captivate his
audience. He is very straight forward in his approach and, I admit, it is a
cooking documentary and he does cook, but, and this may sound a bit harsh,
Neil Perry is no Jamie Oliver. He doesn't really have a whole heap of pizzazz.
When I am watching someone cook, especially on TV, I want to laugh out loud
and I want to say to myself, "Hey that looks like fun, I'll give it a go."
After watching this disc I didn't say to myself, I must cook that. The dishes
that Perry cooks all look amazing but it is pretty safe to say that they are
not meals that 'Joe Regular' could whip up every night.
One of the chefs
featured in the disc says, "You are only as good as the last meal you cook"
and if this is true, Neil Perry is definitely good. If you want recipes that
you could cook for the interstate relo's, meals that would impress, then watch
this disc but, if you are like me and want an entertainer as well as a chef,
don't rush out to get this DVD!
Neil Perry: Food
22 Printable Recipes
About Neil Perry