This one cracked me up to draw! Is there something odd about laughing at your own gags? If so I'm guilty! I remember when I was growing up, Graham Kerr, the 'Galloping Gourmet' was on the tv when I would get home from school...always swilling down the wine. He was pretty funny and man, could he cook! I picked up a few tips from cooking shows along the way, none of which are reflected in this strip! Except maybe the boiler comment. Sponsors are the lifeblood of cooking shows so the fake doctors had to be there (showing off an old trick to fool the viewers)! As an added feature I had the studio audience making their comments with the lady passing judgement on her husband's chances of cooking cheeks in her house!
It was a true discipline to draw that same table eight times! Don't know if I would have the patience nowadays.