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Post by humblebee » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:32

caramarydaisy wrote:yeah theyre great - i didnt realise they were on tv again tho - have i missed much?
I dunno if that thing last week was just a one-off or if they've got a new series. Have to find out.
im quite looking forward to the big food fight stuff on c4 starting tonight.. hugh fearnley whittingstall never fails to amuse me.
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Post by darvé » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:33

Whats that big food fight thing about then? i keep seeing adverts for it all over the place.

I'm very much looking forward to the return of Masterchef tonight (without the 'goes large' now) and in it's new PRIME TIME slot of 8:30.. it'll probably be shit now.

Sell outs.

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Post by crystalball » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:44

Aw, I really like Masterchef. It's always nice seeing people getting proper stressed about cooking instead of the usual cocky chefs.

That Big Food Fight is a series of programmes about, er, food but not just about cooking - I think it's more about policy, farming, mass production and the quality of food you find in supermarkets. Stuff like that. Although I think there is some sort of witchcrafty interactive cooking thing with Gordon Ramsay, whom I despise.

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Fri Feb 29, 2008 09:04

I couldn’t have been more excited watching the Masterchef final last night than if I were one of the finalist myself. That last 15 minutes. I noticed a headache settingin and realised my teeth were clenched and I had my face in a vice-like grip. The five seconds between saying and the Masterchef is and the name were like an eternity. I needed to go lie down in a dark room till my heartbeat returned to normal. Quality television. I would be Masterchef’s pot scrubber if it meant I could try the food on afterwards (remember the crew used to get stuck in when Grossman’s presented it). I can’t think about the old Masterchef without visualising Reeve and Mortimer’s terrifying parody of Loyd.

Poor wee Johnny though. *Sniff*
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Post by humblebee » Thu Mar 13, 2008 14:33

One of these mad cable channels is showing repeats of Ready Steady Cook from before they gave it to Harriott. Fantastic!

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Post by humblebee » Sat Jun 07, 2008 13:42

Who else loves Bill's Food?

Bill is a fabulously camp and monumentally self-satisfied Australian who makes rubbish piddly fiddly little dishes that are supposed to be 'sophisticated' food 'for special occasions' but would have been laughed out of any decent western European restaurant at any time over the past 20 years and cooks with a permanent shit-eating gurn on his smug smackable face. His show is completely brilliant.

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It comes on the BBC on Saturday mornings and it's the most unintentionally funny programme I've ever seen. There are the soaringly pretentious names he gives to his dishes, where he fries some quail breasts, indoors, in a frying pan, without a barbecue anywhere in sight, and calls them "barbecued quail breasts". There are his cheesy bastard asides like "A little more sugar, I think. Let's give something sweet to the ladies!" There are compelling anecdotes from his exciting and controversial life story, where he tells you about the times he and his friend used to skip classes all the time at university and sit in a café drinking lemonade. And there are his glorious self-congratulatory interjections to camera, where he looks up from a half-mixed chocolate pudding, widens his already agonising grin, and says: "This recipe is soooo good. You just have to dip your finger in at every stage!"

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I've never really understood the modern tendency to watch bad TV that you know is bad and has no redeeming features at all, you know, like Hollyoaks, and 'reality' shows (I think people just watch it so they can say they've watched it, because they think it sounds cool). But Bill's Food is different. It's great entertainment. If someone had written and filmed it as a calculated spoof it couldn't have been more effective.

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Post by Woodbine » Sat Jun 07, 2008 19:00

I like the way that the new era of telly cooks admit to sins like dipping your finger into the mixture and licking it, picking at stuff whilst you're eating it, and not really washing or serving stuff in a completely hygienic manner. Soon there'll be a cookery show where someone has to assemble a dish made from all the bits of ingredient they can find on the floor of a restaurant.
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Post by cuppie » Sun Jun 08, 2008 17:18

I really like Giada De Laurentiis. She does this show called Everyday Italian and everything she makes looks like the kind of amazing for which you'd gladly give up sex for a year just to smell it. And she makes it look so easy too. Her personality is grating though (like Parmesan, over the ravioli with pignioli and sun dried tomatoes) and her over pronunciation of Italian words occasionally makes me throw something at the tv.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Jun 08, 2008 17:20

I do hate the way she pronounces things and there's something weird about her face. She looks like she's not breathing or something because it's so still all the time.

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Post by cuppie » Sun Jun 08, 2008 17:23

Yeah! It might just be a little botox though. Look at this picture of her and tomatoes! Scandoloso!

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When I see pictures like this I can't help but think, ya know, there's a food shortage. That ain't cool.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Jun 08, 2008 17:26

I think most photos of food items are mostly made of nonfood because nonfood photographs better.

She's totally ruining that dress.

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Post by schlump » Sun Jun 08, 2008 17:58

I really like Giada De Laurentiis. She does this show called Everyday Italian and everything she makes looks like the kind of amazing for which you'd gladly give up sex for a year just to smell it. And she makes it look so easy too. Her personality is grating though (like Parmesan, over the ravioli with pignioli and sun dried tomatoes) and her over pronunciation of Italian words occasionally makes me throw something at the tv.
i like this review. there should be more reviews like this.

i have nothing to say about cookery programmes, and only came in here to say ha-ha, so i figured i ought to contribute a seinfeldism to make this post worthwhile:
I will never understand why they cook on TV. I can't smell it. Can't eat it. Can't taste it. The end of the show they hold it up to the camera, "Well, here it is. You can't have any. Thanks for watching. Goodbye."

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Post by Miss 9 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 01:12

"No Reservations" is great because I will watch Anthony Bourdain on anything, ever.
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Post by crystalball » Wed Jul 16, 2008 21:22

Have we talked about 'Marco's Great British Feast' on here?

No? Good.

*barf*

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Post by stolenwine » Wed Jul 16, 2008 21:40

crystalball wrote:Have we talked about 'Marco's Great British Feast' on here?

No? Good.

*barf*
ohmygod. who IS this cunt going around telling people to sniff their fruit and eating quail's eggs in a very pretentious manner? i kind of want to punch him.
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Post by crystalball » Wed Jul 16, 2008 21:54

Did you see him shoot grey squirrels earlier to make squirrel pie?

"Shooting the squirrels was exciting. Very exciting. But I wouldn't serve the pie to 300 people because 299 of them would turn their nose to it."

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Post by Sootyzilla » Wed Jul 16, 2008 22:02

Everyone knows red squirrels are much tastier.
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Post by stolenwine » Wed Jul 16, 2008 22:06

crystalball wrote:Did you see him shoot grey squirrels earlier to make squirrel pie?

"Shooting the squirrels was exciting. Very exciting. But I wouldn't serve the pie to 300 people because 299 of them would turn their nose to it."
ugh. no, i didn't see that. how disturbing! i saw him chatting to that man while he was fishing and it was just so weird and kind of creepy.
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Post by humblebee » Wed Jul 16, 2008 22:32

crystalball wrote:Have we talked about 'Marco's Great British Feast' on here?

No? Good.

*barf*
I saw that last week. Er, in a pub. On the shore of Morecambe Bay. With no sound, but Elvis on the jukebox. While Marco served raw meat with a raw egg on top.

I've just checked and I'm *fairly* sure it wasn't all a strange dream.

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Post by let it ride » Wed Jul 16, 2008 23:04

You know, I feel mean for saying it but Rachael Ray looks like a toad in a wig. She has no neck and just kind of makes noises that hurt my ears with her wide mouth. She's so unfunny! And she tends to just make weird meaty dishes and I sort of resent the way her audience applauds everything she says that is "just awesome, you guys" and seem to do whatever she says.

Although I do like it when Rachael Ray goes off on a weird rant to herself and her audience stay quiet because they don't get what she's doing. No one does, they're weird. But hey, why not. A slightly nutty rant is better than her normal cooking style.But what's up with saying EVEO? She seems to mean olive oil? Why not say olive oil? Does she mean something else?

Anyway, you know she only gets celebs there because of the Oprah endorsement. Oprah rules the world.

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