With the fast pace of modern life, home cooking seems to be becoming a distant memory for some. A recent survey found that only 35% of Australians who hosted dinner parties only did so once a year. Almost half of 1000 respondents – 47 % – wanted to hold more dinner parties but were too busy, while more than a third of those surveyed hosted none at all. The main reason behind this, according to the survey, was people’s fear of getting stuck in the kitchen all night and guests not enjoying their food.
Reality TV shows such as MasterChef and My Kitchen Rules could be hindering rather than helping; when cooks are encouraged to whip up a crustacean emulsion or a pomegranate jus, hosts can feel the pressure of raised expectations. As a result, hiring a private chef is an increasingly popular option for time-pressed entertainers. (Source: http://goo.gl/ufmx1k)
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