The trouble with cooking on the telly is it starts to make you think about food and so after last night's second helping of Marco Pierre White's (MP3) gastronomic tour of the best of British, I couldn't stop trying to compile my own menu... summer pudding, potted shrimps, devilled kidneys, game pie, gooseberry fool, brandy snaps, kedgeree, junket, buttered leeks...ok, not necessarily in that order but... hmmm, extra time on the Wii fit for me today!
Last night saw cockle picking in Morcambe Bay(a poignant and lonely place), real ham for a real pig fed on real acorns, then hung up a real tree for a really long time and herring fishing in Clovelly, I remember a great cream tea in a wet Clovelly, donkeys and an old moto guzzi... and therein lies the genius of food on the telly, nothing evokes memory quite like a favourite dish.
I also caught up with Bonekickers, which, with all the hype seemed to be the next big thing after the Da Vinci Code...oh dear! It's from the Life on Mars team but there is little of the genius evident from that series. Crass.
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