Thanks to MJ for directing my attention to this hysterical British parody cooking show, Posh Nosh. I haven't watched all the episodes yet, but so far episode number 8 is my favorite--Brian and I were hooting with laughter.
I love the way they take the normal cooking verbs and replace them with absurd synonyms: alineate (slice) and excite (saute) the chorizo, exonerate (pour off) the fat, jig (sift) the flour, savage (chop) the leeks, embarrass (peel) the garlic clove, waltz (add) in the rest of the milk.
But there are so many things to love--the repressed hostility between the husband and wife, the snarky comments about peasants and commoners, the ridiculous theme song, even the Posh Nosh parody products advertised during the credits. Do you fancy trying "Provencal Capers in a Wild Monkfish & Red Onion Marmelade"? Me neither. Each episode is under ten minutes so I'm trying to ration myself and not just watch them all in a binge. They are perfect for days when I take myself too seriously in the kitchen.