Who needs a TV cooking show when you can host one online?
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Who needs a TV cooking show when you can host one online?

This April 10, 2019 photo shows Gaby Dalkin posing for a portrait at Santa Monica Downtown Farmers Market in Santa Monica, Calif. Dalkin, the chef behind the popular Website and social media accounts, What's Gaby Cooking, is forging her own path. Every Monday she posts a live demo to Instagram as she cooks dinner which has become appointment viewing for some fans. Her husband films it and reads questions from viewers as she's cooking. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

NEW YORK — Almost every Monday night, Gaby Dalkin, hosts a live cooking demo from her home in southern California on her Instagram account, “What’s Gaby Cooking.”

The show takes under an hour and Dalkin’s husband, Thomas Dawson, records it and reads out questions and comments from viewers.

Dalkin, who went to culinary school and has worked as a private chef, will offer tips for de-boning salmon, cleaning mushrooms, and joke about her polka dot sweatsuit that Thomas says resembles pyjamas. The goal is accessibility.

Viewers tune in from as far away as India and Dalkin says it’s helping to fulfil the dreams she once had of being the “Next Food Network Star.”

Her popular blog has also resulted in two cookbooks and a line at Williams Sonoma.

Alicia Rancilio, The Associated Press

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