Ah, now I have it. There are definitely shows I watch where I'm thinking, "Geez, this is going to be extremely difficult to reproduce for someone with limited cooking experience." It's times like that I think they're just showing off!
I think I'd want to demonstrate recipes people could actually make at home.
Do you ever read Everyday Food?
It's a Martha Stewart publication. The ingredient lists are purposely short and the techniques are widely practiced. I love this little gem. It's a small format magazine so you can take it into the store if needed. If the July/August issue is still on news stands or at the supermarket checkout, grab it and look for my French Potato Salad
recipe which starts on Page 121. I made it up for a BBQ because I wanted a non-mayo salad - and something different! You can look through the magazine and see if it might interest you on an ongoing basis. I subscribe to many food magazines and Saveur
and Everyday Food
are the only two that make me say, "I want to make that, that and THAT!" after looking at every page. Good stuff.