Rachel Khoo's Little Paris Kitchen is really quite watchable, in a way that the Ridiculous Miss Dahl (or whatever the programme was called) could never be.
Why? Because pretty little Racheycakes is trained and credibility goes a long way.
Yes, (also pretty) Sophie Dahl can knock together some attractive plates of food. But the concept of her show was so outrageously contrived - right down to the shabby chic London property that was hired to be her kitchen - it was unbearable viewing.
Don't get me wrong, Little Paris Kitchen (series two, after the cash has rolled in, Penthouse Paris Kitchen?) is also seriously over-stylised and twee. But it's forgiveable, because for a start, it really is her kitchen.
Every other week Nigella Lawson faces a new threat to her domestic goddess crown, (think Gizzi Erskine, Lorraine Pascale, Laura Zilli), but the "British Amelie" - see what they did there? Cunning! - is aspirational in a slightly different way.
Croydon-born Khoo's approach to a culinary career was proactive.
Having bagged herself a degree in Art & Design from Central Saint Martin's College she went on to work in PR for a luxury fashion brand. But then she followed her heart and took herself off to Paris where she studied at Le Cordon Bleu and earned herself a second degree, this time in pastry.
Her professional cookery career kicked off at the tea salon of Paris culinary bookstore La Cocotte and she has since written three cook books too.
So while this telly cook might not be everyone's cup of tea- and to be fair, I probably won't set the timer to record it if I'm out - I respect Rachel Khoo for having the drive to live her particular dream. How many of us can say we do that?
* Little Paris Kitchen airs on Mondays at 20.30 on BBC2