Via my friend M. comes Cooking with Dog – a Japanese cooking show, hosted by a dog. More precisely, a poodle, with a coif that for some reason reminds me of Graham Kerr (whose hair actually more closely resembles Ted Koppel – just work with me).
Normally, I’m pretty dismissive of this type of thing, but this is actually really well done. The lessons are concise and to the point, making the show watchable and the recipes easy to follow. They run the gamut from katsudon to takoyaki – there’s even a recipe for kudzu mochi.
If you’ve been intimidated by Japanese cooking, it’s worth a look.