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Old 28-01-2013, 17:43
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Starts tonight at 7:30pm on BBC2
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.
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Old 28-01-2013, 17:57
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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.
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Old 28-01-2013, 18:01
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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.
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Old 28-01-2013, 18:07
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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.
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:31
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Same old music
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:34
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Ooops......didn't see this
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:34
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ooo beetroot *drinks first of the series*
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:35
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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.
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:35
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Oh, Witty & Playful also

Someone will have to keep count
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:37
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oh crumbs ...literally
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:39
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Witty & Playful is ahead of Fun & Quirky at the moment
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:39
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tom aiken has borrowed tim henman's voice for the day
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:44
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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.
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:44
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So what are the drinking rules this time then? Any reference to comedy and we'll all be alcoholics by the quarters.
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:45
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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
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:48
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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!
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:49
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Weaknesses? How about not paying your suppliers, Tom?
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:51
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Why is Corrigan judging this heat and not the Northern Ireland one???
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:52
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Why is Corrigan judging this heat and not the Northern Ireland one???
Why is he judging or competing. He's not even British
Him and Atul seemed to get a by
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:52
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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?
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:56
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All the other London Michelin starred chefs are in a strop with GBM?
Lol, maybe so!
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:58
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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.
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:58
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8 with a bone in it?
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Old 28-01-2013, 20:00
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Corrigan must have been in a good mood.
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Old 28-01-2013, 20:01
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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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