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Old 11th August 2010, 11:40
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Why is that all the TV Chefs never wear anything on their heads and alot place oven/t towels etc under their arm pits, whilst cooking? This was always a no no in my catering days!! In these days of Health and Safety the celebrity chefs appear to immune to such rules.
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Old 11th August 2010, 11:42
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They also seem to be immune from cooking food which can actually be eaten.
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Old 11th August 2010, 12:12
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If you notice a lot of them dont wear aprons either , which are worn to protect the food.
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Old 11th August 2010, 16:57
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come along way since fanny and johnny!!!!!! philip harpins beard!!!!
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Old 11th August 2010, 18:05
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And the judges in Masterchef get such huge quantities into each mouthful. Must be really hungry!
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Old 11th August 2010, 19:54
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And the judges in Masterchef get such huge quantities into each mouthful. Must be really hungry!
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Especially the one named John, Bigger Gob than the tyne Tunnel

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Old 11th August 2010, 20:00
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Why is that all the TV Chefs never wear anything on their heads and alot place oven/t towels etc under their arm pits, whilst cooking? This was always a no no in my catering days!! In these days of Health and Safety the celebrity chefs appear to immune to such rules.
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You will find most top hotels restaurants the chefs do not wear hats,

Most offshore firms like the chefs/cooks wear head cover, I myself think head cover unnecessary as long as you dont scatch your head during service

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Old 11th August 2010, 22:16
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The mention of "Fanny and Johnny" brought back the immortal line from
Michael Barratt in U.K. T.V. "Nationwide" programme back in the '70's.

Fanny Craddock had just finished her piece to camera, making doughnuts.
The producer switched the camera unexpectedly to Barratt who was caught a little by surprise and said.......

"Well viewers, I hope all your doughnuts turn-out like fannies".

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Old 11th August 2010, 22:52
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You will find most top hotels restaurants the chefs do not wear hats,

Most offshore firms like the chefs/cooks wear head cover, I myself think head cover unnecessary as long as you dont scatch your head during service

Rat = waiting for the replies\)
Please let me gently correct you young man! There is such a thing as 'fall out', it happens with us all including the mighty Gordon Ramsey's of this world. Our skin sheds all the time, you don't need to scratch ot touch the area for this to occur. The worst areas for this are the head, the arm pits and the perineal (crutch!) areas. Hence the reason for sleeves on shirts (no sleevless shirts), trousers and hair coverings as should be worn for food preparation and operating theatres.
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Old 11th August 2010, 22:55
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"and the perineal (crutch!) areas"

Specially when making doughnuts.

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Old 12th August 2010, 00:18
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Perineal. Now I wonder if I asked some of the hairy cooks I have sailed with, if they knew about their Perineal bits. Me thinks I would have ended up in the stock pot. Anthony Atkinson
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Old 12th August 2010, 00:42
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A question, has anyone ever seen Ainsley Harriot actually cook anything?

Enjoyed Rick Stein and the wonderful wine drinking chef but very few of the rest seem to be worth their salt

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Old 12th August 2010, 00:57
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You're correct Alan. Towels over the shoulder or underarm is an absolute nono.The TV is chokka with assorted plonkers and poseurs, some with a knife action that would make you cringe. I personally like Rick Stein, Nick Nairn, Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver. The last two went through that hackneyed old format of troubleshooting round restaurants, the incumbent chef being submitted to ritual humiliation. Hats off to Jamie for , sorting out school dinners, if he did that is. Id love to try Nigella's puddings and I hear the latest RSC farce has two cooks as a team using only one hand each . It's crossover entertainment I suppose. Regards Ronnie.
Forgot to mention Gordons' new cook book. Take two eggs and eff off!

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Old 12th August 2010, 01:05
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I do agree with you Mr Matheson. Channel 4 in the afternoons, seems to be wall to wall cooking. They might as well switch the bloody channel off for the afternoon, or re-run the Sound of Music. Still I suppose it keeps those awfully important people, I think there called schedulars, in a very well paying job. I'm just a moaner. Anthony Atkinson
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Old 12th August 2010, 01:19
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Antony I dont think anyone can be called a moaner on SN or we would all be one, I do however think you would be if you had to watch the sound of music every afternoon as you suggest.
Another couple of names of "good chefs" have popped up thanks to JG, Nick Nairn and Jamie Oliver. Dont think to much of Oliver, but at least he is entertaining and with luck his schools programme will give us some thin kids again.

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Old 12th August 2010, 08:13
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Fanny making Puff pastry. "Here's the pastry, ahh! Here comes Johnny" Care of Benny Hill.

I'll exit left?
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Old 12th August 2010, 08:57
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I do agree with you Mr Matheson. Channel 4 in the afternoons, seems to be wall to wall cooking. They might as well switch the bloody channel off for the afternoon, or re-run the Sound of Music. Still I suppose it keeps those awfully important people, I think there called schedulars, in a very well paying job. I'm just a moaner. Anthony Atkinson
They had better not turn off Ch 4.
The lovely Rachel Riley would be sorely missed!
She will catch her death of cold in those skimpy dresses!
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Old 12th August 2010, 19:51
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Oh my, I am sorry I suggested that channel 4 should be switched off. I should have said that channel with all the phoney cooks on it. Why, only the other day, we watchers of the said channel, actually witnessed cooked food being passed through the kitchen window, from the nearby situated curry joint, and then served as if the cook had done it. Do you know, I think she actually won 1000 for her effort. Now that is taking the mick big time. It was so funny. Anthony
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Old 12th August 2010, 19:59
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i like the {here's one i prepared earlier} my ar.e
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Old 12th August 2010, 21:55
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A question, has anyone ever seen Ainsley Harriot actually cook anything?

Enjoyed Rick Stein and the wonderful wine drinking chef but very few of the rest seem to be worth their salt

Don
Don.
I saw a programme a year or two ago called 'Before they were Famous'
There, would you believe, was Ainsley Harriott, not a cook, just some wannabee, trying hard to get noticed, doing some cheapo advert.
The man will never be a cook as long as he has hole in his a***
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Old 12th August 2010, 22:27
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The Galloping Gourmet from the 60's was crackers!
Delia Smith is down to earth,but for me,as already mentioned it has to be Nigella's puppies,er sorry puddings,
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Old 12th August 2010, 22:35
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i always thought the oxo lady was so sexy {Linda bellingham} she could cook for me anytime.
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The Galloping Gourmet from the 60's was crackers!
My favourite restaurant in Naples is, "Da Ciro Ste. Brigitta", it's a pizza joint with a forty covert restaurant upstairs. I've used it since 1972. One weekend a couple of years ago, a repeat of the Galloping Gourmet was shown on a Saturday in the "Best Pizza Joint in the World", (according to an Italy wide Survey!), it even had the old owner, (long dead now), and my, "personal", waiter.
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Graham Kerr, the galloping Gourmet, was one time a catering adviser to the British Army and in 1958 he emigrated to New Zealand to take up the post of catering adviser to the RNZAF with a result that air base food became second to none and the Air Force's food budget probably blew out .
He soon teamed up with the fledgling TVNZ to broadcast a programme called "Entertaining With Kerr" and all of we newly wed men in the early sixties got the benefit of his ideas and recipes that were passed on to our wives via his then radical cooking shows.
I remember him roasting a leg of lamb covered in tinned apricot halves held on with tooth picks.
The average Kiwi guy had his manhood questioned by being asked to eat meat and sweet but most of us only needed one taste to change our ways and accept that mum's old methods could be surpassed.
He soon returned to the UK and eventually became a world wide TV cooking star.
I recall him being called the Billy Graham of the Kitchen

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