April 2012 Archives

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Two Greedy Italians Eat Italy
By Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo
Quadrille, £20
ISBN 978-1-84949-109-9

 

 

 

 

Following on from the success of the Two Greedy Italians cookbook, Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo are back with another look at the diverse cooking of their home country.


Nigella Lawson and Rick Stein in a glut of new BBC food shows

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Ooh, you lucky little couch potato foodies, you! The BBC once again shows that the appetite for cooking-based programming has in no way diminished.

Aunty has just announced a fresh glut of food shows will be hitting the not-so small screen - major food fans enjoy the glory of a glistening gravy in eye-wateringly sharp 78 inch HD, you know - with none other than the original Domestic Goddess leading the charge.


Great British Menu 2012: central region food round up [PHOTOS]

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Daniel-Clifford.jpgYou know those days you have where time seems to flitter off without your say so and before you know it more than a week has gone by?Well that's what happened to me. So sorry. 

As you're no doubt already aware, Daniel Clifford won his regional heat on Friday in his third time of entering the top chef  comp on telly.

After four days of trying desperately to impress regional judge Glynn Purnell, returning champion Aktar Islam was sent packing and it was up to Paul Foster to stand in the way of Clifford's chance glory.


Great British Menu 2012: Alan Murchison edges into the lead

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Scotland-scores-day-two.jpgAfter day two of the Scotland heat of Great British Menu, it's two-Michelin starred Alan Murchison that has edged into the lead in the four day race for the Friday final. 

If the placings finish as they currently stand, it will be Colin Buchan that joins him in a bid to impress judges Oliver Peyton, Prue Leith and Matthew Fort. 

One suspects that Mark Greenaway will do everything he can to stop that happening. 

It's all to play for tonight as we go into the main courses and I really start to salivate. Mental note: have dinner before watching Great British Menu and avoid incessant rumbly tummy syndrome. 


Great British Menu 2012: from starters to the fish course [POLL]

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Jeremy-Lee-GBM.jpgGreat British Menu's Scotland heat moves on to the fish course tonight.

Yesterday I asked which of the chef's starters sounded the most appetising and it turned up some interesting results, almost exactly opposite to the scores given by judge Jeremy Lee (pictured).

According to you, my lovely Satellite Dishes readers, Mark Greenaway's braised pork cheek served with hot apple jelly and sea buckthorn was the most appealing dish, favoured as it was by 54.55% of you.


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And we're off! Well, almost. Tonight sees the start of the new series of Great British Menu. As we know, the theme for the 2012 run is, well... 2012. 

So, the brief.

According to the Beeb, the chefs need to capture the Olympic spirit with contemporary British cooking that is "breathtaking" and "awe-inspiring". 

With that in mind, the calibre of competing chef is pretty darn high, and rightly so.


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