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degsyhufc 28-01-2013 17:43

Great British Menu Series 8
 
Starts tonight at 7:30pm on BBC2
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Great British Menu is back and the nation's greatest chefs are competing to cook at a special banquet at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate 25 years of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day and celebrate the unsung heroes of charity work. Not only do they have to deliver a performance on a plate to win, they will also have to put a smile on everyone's face. The chefs will also be set fundraising challenges to raise money for Comic Relief. Also, each week a special guest will also join the judging triumviate.
The curtain raises on London and the South East - newcomers Matt Gillan and Adam Simmonds come face-to-face with returning contender Tom Aikens. Today, it is the starter course and someone will make a schoolboy error. Will Tom make a mistake delivering his complicated chicken dish? Or will it be Adam or Matt, who are creating wildly different pigeon dishes
Great British Menu veteran Richard Corrigan will be judging all week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0071y6r

gerry_4 28-01-2013 17:57

We won't be watching it this year as the events become less & less prestigious. As the point of it was to find the best menu cooked by the best chefs for VIP's this becoming less & less the case.

Also I think it is time the judges were changed.They have become very boring & very snobby.

degsyhufc 28-01-2013 18:01

I'd like to see what the theme is.


Cook a 4 course meal for a starving African?


I'll guess that it'll either be fun and exciting courses or just go all out to impress as I can't think of another theme to match up.


I'll tune in to see what the theme of the banquet is.

apaul 28-01-2013 18:07

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Originally Posted by gerry_4 (Post 63920211)
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Also I think it is time the judges were changed.They have become very boring & very snobby.

I like Pru and Oliver, but Fort is a tiresome bore. They've changed the judging by adding a 'celebrity'. I doubt that will be an improvement.

degsyhufc 28-01-2013 19:31

Same old music

vosne 28-01-2013 19:34

Ooops......didn't see this :o

planets 28-01-2013 19:34

ooo beetroot *drinks first of the series*

degsyhufc 28-01-2013 19:35

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Originally Posted by degsyhufc (Post 63920287)
I'll guess that it'll either be fun and exciting courses or just go all out to impress as I can't think of another theme to match up.

Fun & Quirky seem to be the buzz words this year. Heard the phrase twice already.

degsyhufc 28-01-2013 19:35

Oh, Witty & Playful also :rolleyes:

Someone will have to keep count

planets 28-01-2013 19:37

oh crumbs ...literally

degsyhufc 28-01-2013 19:39

Witty & Playful is ahead of Fun & Quirky at the moment

planets 28-01-2013 19:39

tom aiken has borrowed tim henman's voice for the day

degsyhufc 28-01-2013 19:44

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Originally Posted by planets (Post 63923063)
tom aiken has borrowed tim henman's voice for the day

He's always sounded like that AFAICR.
I only found out last year that he has an identical twin brother.
He runs a gastropub in the US. Saw him on a US food show.

jonbwfc 28-01-2013 19:44

So what are the drinking rules this time then? Any reference to comedy and we'll all be alcoholics by the quarters.

planets 28-01-2013 19:45

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Originally Posted by degsyhufc (Post 63923225)
He's always sounded like that AFAICR.
I only found out last year that he has an identical twin brother.
He runs a gastropub in the US. Saw him on a US food show.

i'd never noticed before but typing away and i wondered why tim henman was on it!!!
seems to be an extended ad for their restaurants rather than showing any cooking :(

planets 28-01-2013 19:48

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Originally Posted by jonbwfc (Post 63923238)
So what are the drinking rules this time then? Any reference to comedy and we'll all be alcoholics by the quarters.

i figured it was the same rules as masterchef!!! the multi beetroot gave me my first...ooo anther mention of fun by tom there drink up jon!

apaul 28-01-2013 19:49

Weaknesses? How about not paying your suppliers, Tom?

Collins1965 28-01-2013 19:51

Why is Corrigan judging this heat and not the Northern Ireland one???

degsyhufc 28-01-2013 19:52

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Originally Posted by Collins1965 (Post 63923473)
Why is Corrigan judging this heat and not the Northern Ireland one???

Why is he judging or competing. He's not even British :p
Him and Atul seemed to get a by :D

jonbwfc 28-01-2013 19:52

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Originally Posted by Collins1965 (Post 63923473)
Why is Corrigan judging this heat and not the Northern Ireland one???

All the other London Michelin starred chefs are in a strop with GBM?

Collins1965 28-01-2013 19:56

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Originally Posted by jonbwfc (Post 63923524)
All the other London Michelin starred chefs are in a strop with GBM?

Lol, maybe so! :D

kingofcakes 28-01-2013 19:58

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Originally Posted by Collins1965 (Post 63923473)
Why is Corrigan judging this heat and not the Northern Ireland one???

The judges are judging heats from outside their own regions this year, so Angela Hartnett is doing Scotland next week.

planets 28-01-2013 19:58

8 with a bone in it?

apaul 28-01-2013 20:00

Corrigan must have been in a good mood.

Collins1965 28-01-2013 20:01

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Originally Posted by kingofcakes (Post 63923749)
The judges are judging heats from outside their own regions this year, so Angela Hartnett is doing Scotland next week.

That's interesting, bit of a twist. Thanks for the info :)


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