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W Balboos, GHB14-May-20 1:04
mveW Balboos, GHB14-May-20 1:04 
Long ago I learned to use cooking shows for technique not recipes.

In truth, part of this is necessity as I've been a vegetarian for just shy of 49 years - but technique is what you should really be looking to get out of them, anyway.

Some good knives will help speed up your prep. Also, certain vegetables have a natural set of cooking cutting options to speed you along your way, onions in particular.
A good peeling tool. There are variants and they do have a bit of personal taste for comfort and speed. I'm an away-peeler; Mrs. is a towards-herself peeler (which is rather common). We differ on our weapon of choice. Either way, a good peeler is really quick.
With experience, you can prepare much as you go along. Prep concurrent with the cooking so far as is possible. Garlic can be bought pre-chopped saving much time. Two-pound jar in the fridge.
Unlike the TV entertainers, I can usually cook the whole thing in one pot - just as in the Chinese takeout (timing is everything). My rice cooker, from before they were popular, is approaching its 40th year of service and might count as a second pot.

In my case, as a vegetarian, there's generally more prep time for a meal. I can't just throw a slab of some beast into a hot environment and wait for it to suitably change color. I get paid back, however, on the back end of the process as cleanup, sans the grease, is generally easier.

Don't even try to imitate them any more than any other TV actor/actress. You don't have a staff doing all the work for you and you cook in real-time, not put it in the oven and take out one that's already conveniently just ready a minute later.

Ravings en masse^
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"If you are searching for perfection in others, then you seek disappointment. If you seek perfection in yourself, then you will find failure." - Balboos HaGadol Mar 2010

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