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Interview With Food Network's Rescue Chef, Danny Boome

Speaking With Renaissance Man Danny Boome

Earlier this week I got a call from Food Network's latest star, the British charmer and self-proclaimed renaissance man, Danny Boome. Danny's new show, The Rescue Chef, debuts tomorrow at noon and I'll be watching. The show pairs Danny with home cooks who are desperate to overcome culinary obstacles. And according to Danny, there is no problem he can't solve, no dish he can't make. To see what he had to say when we spoke over the phone,


Danny became interested in cooking while working as a manny — a male nanny — in Switzerland. Before leaping across the pond, he had a successful television career in the UK. He points out that cooking is not rocket science and enjoys providing home cooks with the basic techniques needed to build culinary confidence. Here's what he had to say:

PartySugar: What's it like dealing with people who aren't used to the camera?
Danny Boome:
Surprisingly the people become very comfortable. They forget the cameras are there and are really more interested in the recipes. They want to learn how to deal with their culinary faux pas so I help them look at the language of cooking and break it down.

PS: With your show, what do you hope to teach the American people?
I want to change the way people look at cookery. It's about practice, confidence, and fun. Don't get caught up in the ingredient in the recipes, if you only have chicken on hand, use that.
PS: Do you cook at home like you do on the show?
Of course. I'm a bachelor, but I like to cook with the ingredients that I have on hand. It's a basic and quick way to do things. I'm always experimenting. With cookery you can really make it as basic and fun as you like.

PS: What's your advice to the everyday home cook?
I've got loads of tips! Look at the show, look in cookbooks, experiment in your kitchen. Own it. It's about confidence, don't ever think "I can't do that." Push yourself!

PS: What did you have for lunch today?
Well I haven't eaten lunch yet. I always eat on the go because I am very busy. Usually I have one big meal a day. Because I cook so much, I am so used to cooking all time, that I don't sit down to three meals.

I'm really curious to see what he does as he "sweeps the nation in a culinary revolution." Check out his show and let me know what you guys think of The Rescue Chef.


Join The Conversation
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
He'll never compete nor compare to my man, Curtis Stone. That's exactly what FN is going for here.
tee0206 tee0206 9 years
He's cute. If only I had cable TV...
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
how cool!
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
I saw the commercial for this, and I must say, I have no desire to see it. Dan Boome seems obnoxious and loud, and this show is exactly like 'Food 911' (which I like better). Food Network needs some new ideas...
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i feel like the FN is really trying to reach out to this audience of 'rescue me' home cooks. i saw the commercials for the new show, and i'm sure that i'll watch the first episode - not sure if i'll stick around for more though.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
So it's Food 911 with a new chef? Boring.
mrtruman mrtruman 9 years
exact same premise as food 911! very similar to take-home chef. they need to come up with a NEW idea!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Nice interview!
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
Isn't this similar to the show Tyler Florence had? something 911? or Kitchen something...? He helped people who weren't good at cooking and went to their homes? Sounds very similar to me.
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