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Old 28-01-2013, 21:48
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I see the Douglas fir is back again.
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Old 29-01-2013, 10:07
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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.
Why does it matter how prestigious the event is? For me it's an opportunity to see some of the best chefs in the country coming up with innovative dishes.
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Old 29-01-2013, 10:08
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Weaknesses? How about not paying your suppliers, Tom?
Harsh
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Old 29-01-2013, 10:09
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If anyone is in any doubt as to why chefs go on GBM, then try phoning up Tom Kerridge's restaurant and trying to book for a Saturday night.
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Old 29-01-2013, 10:50
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If anyone is in any doubt as to why chefs go on GBM, then try phoning up Tom Kerridge's restaurant and trying to book for a Saturday night.
Funny enough I was saying to Mr AK last night that some of the chefs must get a tremendous boost from doing this programme - and mentioned the lovely Tom Kerridge (his stint on Masterchef the Pros wouldn't have done him any harm either), although I doubt Johnny Mountain's booking shot up after his last appearance

(I presume we won't be seeing Mr Mountain again this year after last year's efforts)
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Old 29-01-2013, 10:58
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Funny enough I was saying to Mr AK last night that some of the chefs must get a tremendous boost from doing this programme - and mentioned the lovely Tom Kerridge (his stint on Masterchef the Pros wouldn't have done him any harm either), although I doubt Johnny Mountain's booking shot up after his last appearance

(I presume we won't be seeing Mr Mountain again this year after last year's efforts)
We tried to book a couple of weeks ago for a Saturday night in May and they were fully booked that night, the Friday night and for Sunday lunch.
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Old 29-01-2013, 11:14
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Funny enough I was saying to Mr AK last night that some of the chefs must get a tremendous boost from doing this programme - and mentioned the lovely Tom Kerridge (his stint on Masterchef the Pros wouldn't have done him any harm either), although I doubt Johnny Mountain's booking shot up after his last appearance

(I presume we won't be seeing Mr Mountain again this year after last year's efforts)
Comic relief one year too early unfortunately for Johnnie!
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Old 29-01-2013, 11:41
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Anyone got a list of all the chefs for each week?
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Old 29-01-2013, 12:38
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Here's an incomplete list. http://www.caterersearch.com/blogs/s...3-line-up.html
No Murchison this year.
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Old 29-01-2013, 14:11
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Johnny Mountain might stand a better chance this year if Marcus Wareing is not judging his heat! He seems to have a real downer on him. I know JM is not very popular on the GBM forums but I find him funny and have felt sorry for him on a number of occasions when MW was very harsh on him.
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Old 29-01-2013, 14:58
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Johnny Mountain might stand a better chance this year if Marcus Wareing is not judging his heat! He seems to have a real downer on him. I know JM is not very popular on the GBM forums but I find him funny and have felt sorry for him on a number of occasions when MW was very harsh on him.
However harsh MW was on him there was no excuse for storming out.
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Old 29-01-2013, 15:25
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I missed the first show, didn't realise it was on this week. I like Pru, but am not keen on Oliver, who never really gets particularly enthusiastic. Mind you, I'm not sure I'd be that thrilled with 'concentrated pea spheres' (or whatever they were called) either. I wish the chefs would get back to cooking food that makes you want to lick the television screen, rather than faffing about trying to be all 'cutting edge'.

And a few more vegetarian dishes wouldn't go amiss either. Yeah, I know, controversial. I went there.
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Old 29-01-2013, 18:26
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I missed the first show, didn't realise it was on this week. I like Pru, but am not keen on Oliver, who never really gets particularly enthusiastic. Mind you, I'm not sure I'd be that thrilled with 'concentrated pea spheres' (or whatever they were called) either. I wish the chefs would get back to cooking food that makes you want to lick the television screen, rather than faffing about trying to be all 'cutting edge'.

And a few more vegetarian dishes wouldn't go amiss either. Yeah, I know, controversial. I went there.
You won't be getting much of that this year then going by the brief.
It has to be all singing all dancing to stand a chance it seems.
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:35
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spherification *drinks*

foam *drinks*
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:35
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Corrigan raises an eyebrow over non-cooked fish eh?

This is the guy who WON serving smoked salmon FFS!


Ceviche, Sashimi, all kinds of cuisines used non-cooked fish. Why do these chefs come across as they're thick as shit???
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:36
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Corrigan raises an eyebrow over non-cooked fish eh?

This is the guy who WON serving smoked salmon FFS!


Ceviche, Sashimi, all kinds of cuisines used non-cooked fish. Why do these chefs come across as they're thick as shit???
it's to introduce faux tension *rolls eyes* i'd rather they left it out to be honest

for some reason i can't quite put my finger on i am not liking adam can't work out why.....
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:41
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Witty & Playful is ahead of Fun & Quirky at the moment
Ooh Witty & Playful. Add one to the scoreboard
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:42
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Ooh Witty & Playful. Add one to the scoreboard
i'd be interested to know the final count!
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:48
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Corrigan raises an eyebrow over non-cooked fish eh?

This is the guy who WON serving smoked salmon FFS!


Ceviche, Sashimi, all kinds of cuisines used non-cooked fish. Why do these chefs come across as they're thick as shit???
Poached not smoked.
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:48
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feta balls don't need the skin you can mould it into balls anyway
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:51
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Poached not smoked.
Series 1
Starter smoked salmon with Irish soda bread, woodland sorrel and cress (recipe) Richard Corrigan
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:52
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He did manage to poach a salmon as well.
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:53
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last one looks like it's being served on a tupperware lid.
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:57
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He did manage to poach a salmon as well.
I know but the initial point was his raised eyebrow to 'non-cooked' fish/seafood.
He's a renowned seafood chef and will be well aware of all the possibilities of raw or marinated seafood. He runs and oyster bar himself.
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:59
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I had no idea this was on again till I saw an advert for it earlier today!

Just got ep 1 on catchup, will watch today's after.
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