Jamie Oliver named best TV foodie

2013-05-03 19:34
Los Angeles - Jamie Oliver has been named the best TV foodie of all time.

The celebrity chef - who has hosted a string of cookery shows on Channel 4, including Jamie's School Dinners and Jamie's 30 Minute Meals - has topped a poll of the best TV culinary experts, beating the the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Delia Smith to take the title after earning 15%.

Gordon - whose programmes include Kitchen Nightmares and The F Word - took second place with 11% of the vote, but the foul-mouthed cook shares the position with domestic goddess Delia, who gained the same percentage in the survey conducted amongst 2 000 people by digital TV service Freeview.

Masterchef named top cookery programme

Meanwhile, BBC's amateur cooking competition MasterChef - which first hit screens in 1990 and has spawned successful celebrity editions - has been named the top cookery programme of all time, beating The Great British Bake Off, which took second place.

Former Celebrity MasterChef winner Lisa Faulkner said: "I'm not surprised MasterChef has been voted as the favourite cookery programme of all time.

"That said, it's a shame our fascination for watching our favourite foodies hasn't had an effect on what we're cooking in our own kitchens. For me, the great thing about cookery programmes is they inspire me to try new dishes and show that making a good quality meal doesn't have to take hours."

Top 10 TV foodies of all time:

1. Jamie Oliver (15%)
2. Gordon Ramsay (11%)
3. Delia Smith (11%)
4. Keith Floyd, (8%)
5. Nigella Lawson (6%)
6. Mary Berry (4%)
7. Heston Blumenthal (4%)
8. Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall (4%)
9. Rick Stein (4%)
10. Fanny Craddock (3%)

Top 10 cookery programmes of all time:

1. MasterChef (1990 - current)
2. Great British Bake Off (2010 - current)
3. Floyd on Food (1986 - 1996)
4. River Cottage (1998 - current)
5. Nigella Bites (1998 - 2002)
6. Rick Steins Food Odyssey (1999 - 2009)
7. Great British Menu (2006 - current)
8. The Naked Chef (1999 - 2001)
9. Galloping Gourmet (1969 - 1971)
10. Delia's How To Cook (1998 - 2001)

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