I'm a food lover and spend more time watching cooking shows (NOT Food Network garbage, just had to add that) than regular TV and it does annoy me when chefs use that term?
I'm currently watching Great British Menu - which is a similar format to Iron Chef/Top Chef - and I don't get why chefs say it. Honest cooking; as opposed to what, dishonest cooking? Did I order steak and you served me snake meat?
Just had to vent.
Back to the show.