This (picture borrowed from Titan, thank you) is Per Morberg, a well-known actor in Sweden. But did you know, my fellow Swedish readers, that he also has become a TV chef? No, I didn´t think so. They send it on the somewhat forgotten channel TV4+, Thursday evenings at 9. Go see, immediately! This is, I must say, one of the best cooking programmes I have ever seen. Forget about Tina Nordström and go for Per Morberg instead. Why this programme is not more well-known is a mystery to me, I myself discovered it by pure coincidence.
This is passionate cooking, in his own home, with the best produce he can find from local producers. Morberg is in fact a trained chef and has worked in some of the finest restaurants which shows in his cooking kills and his fantastic kitchen. Last week A. made a beef casserole from one of his recipes and it was totally melt-in-mouth delicious.
But what really makes me love this is his style. Hygiene? Nah. He keeps running his hands through his hair, dipping his fingers in (boiling hot) sauces and licking them, then putting the finger somewhere else in the food without washing first... I don´t cook that way myself but I think it is cool that he does in this hygiene-crazy country without apologizing.
The fire alarm goes off at least once in each programme so he has to stop cooking and fan over the alarm with a tea towel (which he uses for wiping his hands, his sweat, his pots...) He uses a high-pressure cleaner to peel the potatoes (yes, outside) and an electric saw for the lamb ribs. And he is very, very funny. Yesterday when I was watching he was making chicken curry and had to cut up some chicken. He stared earnestly into the camera and said, preacher-like: "When you deal with chicken you have to be really careful about hygiene." Next thing he was outside by the cutting-block with the chickens and an axe. Ha ha!
Update: As my dear reader Krakel Spektakel points out I also just have to admit that he is also, as you can see, a very very beautiful man. Yeah OK, he is hot. I am not even much into macho men, but this man - well. I confess. Oh la la!
So just watch this, will you? For you not living in Sweden you can watch clips and pictures here.