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Old 27-02-2013, 19:37
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I'm sure the roast dinner will taste really nice but it doesn't look very intersting! Fingers crossed for Emily....

are they copying each others ideas this week? they are all using booze today!!
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:38
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peter just seems to be doing normal restaurant food and saying "this reminds me my my childhood" and thinking that covers the brief i don't understand why he isn't being penalised
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:40
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peter just seems to be doing normal restaurant food and saying "this reminds me my my childhood" and thinking that covers the brief i don't understand why he isn't being penalised
Yes - although she's had her problems, I felt sorry for "Rising Star" Emily yesterday.
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:40
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I didn't find Peter likeable on the Ramsay show and this hasn't changed my mind. Waterbath! *drinks*
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:41
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Yes - although she's had her problems, I felt sorry for "Rising Star" Emily yesterday.
me too i loved her idea of green eggs and ham too, i feel she is being undermarked and Peter way over marked
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:44
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me too i loved her idea of green eggs and ham too, i feel she is being undermarked and Peter way over marked
For me, green eggs and ham was the nearest we've had to the brief this week.
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:44
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Love that it's always 'rising star ' emily, 'classically trained' chris and 'young gun' peter - really helps with tne identification ........
It's starting to get on my tits a bit now
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:44
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Having watched this for the last few weeks, it is very apparent that the chef-judge is way out of their depth!

The brief has been good food with a comic relief twist, yet any attempts to inject humour by the contestant-chefs is stomped upon and marked lowly while the 'gastronomic delights' are "bigged up"

Worse than that, by having a different judge every week there is no continuity in the style of judging. One week a dish scores highly, the next week a very similar idea, executed in a very similar way is slated by the next judge.

The concept of GBM is great, but this series has strayed too far from it's original concept and it is danger of becoming boring
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:45
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For me, green eggs and ham was the nearest we've had to the brief this week.
me too! it was a brilliant idea - more dr zeuss food!!
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:45
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haha one spud at a time
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:46
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Having watched this for the last few weeks, it is very apparent that the chef-judge is way out of their depth!

The brief has been good food with a comic relief twist, yet any attempts to inject humour by the contestant-chefs is stomped upon and marked lowly while the 'gastronomic delights' are "bigged up"

Worse than that, by having a different judge every week there is no continuity in the style of judging. One week a dish scores highly, the next week a very similar idea, executed in a very similar way is slated by the next judge.

The concept of GBM is great, but this series has strayed too far from it's original concept and it is danger of becoming boring
Couldn't agree more
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:46
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It's starting to get on my tits a bit now
I started quoting it ironically but it's annoying me as well.
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:47
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Did Chris just say that Peter has understood the brief perfectly???
These people are in their own little world
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:48
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My god that is one sweaty chef there!!!! poor guy is trying too hard.
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:48
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One potato at a time? For a banquet? Of, what, 100 people? /facepalm.
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:49
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One potato at a time? For a banquet? Of, what, 100 people? /facepalm.
i assume he will have about 90 sous chefs all doing one potato at a time?
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:50
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Foam! Glug...
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:51
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Nice BUT NOT FUNNY.
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:52
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I think we can a have a drink for a deconstructed BLT...
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:52
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That venison is way too raw for me, but I do like the look of the dish
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:52
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the shot gun pellets were the fun element and the presentation
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:52
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yes, I think this 'shot' one looks great and has a few quirky presentation features that would make you smile.

No idea what it has to do with the brief though
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:53
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So the humour is his Nan?
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:53
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it's a roast dinner what' "fun" about that?
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:53
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Hello.

I loved Emily's dish, looked great.

The roast dinner looks nice enough but what's funny about pretty china?
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