Guest Author - Cheril Vernon
Do you struggle with cooking certain dishes? Do you need help with your culinary catastrophes?
Never fear — the Food Network has a new show to help everyday cooks with their kitchen dilemmas.
Starting March 1, the Food Network will premiere Rescue Chef featuring young British-born chef Danny Boome. In the first episode, Short Rib Rescue, Boome will show a viewer how to make perfect short ribs in a bourguignonne sauce to compliment his Dijon Mashed Potatoes and green beans. To complete the meal, he will make baked figs and mascarpone. Air time is at 12 p.m. ET/PT.
Though he is new to American cooking shows, he is a veteran of both Canadian and English TV shows.
For Rescue Chef, Boome will travel across America to deliver creative culinary solutions and basic cooking skills to save the day for a lucky viewer.
Boome has an interesting background. From semi-professional hockey player to working as an au pair, he has always had a passion for cooking. He started his training in 1999 in Switzerland. He later moved to Canada and trained at the West Wind Inn. He then attended the Grange Cookery School in England. His first job as a chef was at the Asia de Cuba restaurant in St. Martin’s Lane London Hotel. He then worked as a freelance chef working for the Estate of the Sultan of Oman in Paris along with other executives in England and Europe.
The Rescue Chef launched his television career in 2004 on UKTV Food’s co-production Wild and Fresh where he traveled across Canada seeking out home-grown delights each province had to offer. He would then return his host’s hospitality by taking inspiration from traditional dishes and cooking up a meal with a contemporary twist.
In 2005, Boome started the show Norfolk’s Coastal Kitchen/Danny by the Sea for UKTV Food and Anglia Television. With the success of Norfolk’s Coastal Kitchen, Boome launched a series in January 2006 called Coastal Kitchen, continuing his quest to find fresh ingredients and unique recipes. This show still runs on Anglia Television and Discovery Channel. In 2006, Boome was a regional host and judge on UKTV Food’s program Local Food Heroes.
Boome has appeared numerous other UKTV shows and serves as an advocate for educating children, parents and teachers on healthy eating. He runs a cooking school featuring courses for beginner cooks as well as experienced chefs.
Does this show sound a little bit like the Food Network’s Food 911 with Tyler Florence? Yes, it does. It’s like Food 911 with a British accent and a new young chef. Just like Florence, this may be the first of many shows for Boome on the Food Network.