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Old 16-03-2013, 22:55
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The editing of the judges laughing is terrible. Maybe there is something wrong with the majority of people in this thread but we were more than surprised at the judges laughing and joking at what they were presented with.
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Old 18-03-2013, 19:27
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Watched an episode of The Fixer last night and guess who popped up? Peter and his brother from Casamina.

They said that they michelin starred food was taking traditional, nostalgic recipies and updating them.

So I guess that his brief in this years comp is ingrained into him.
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:33
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Evening all, good week ahead hopefully!
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:34
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So hold on, it's the Welsh heat, but none of the chefs are Welsh and the judge is a Scot?
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:34
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19?? Headchef?? I think I have watched too much "Masterchef the Professional" as I feel rather cynical
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:34
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Initial impressions of these 3 chefs isn't good, hope they prove me wrong and we get some great dishes this week.
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:36
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hello everyone. What idea would you come up with to fit the brief?
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:38
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have they ditched the humour brief this week?
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:38
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So hold on, it's the Welsh heat, but none of the chefs are Welsh and the judge is a Scot?
They've really given up this year haven't they

There were comments about Atherton representing the South East and not the North East or whaterver region it was back then for Linconshire.

Then you had Corrigan from ROI representing NI

and Atul from India in there for some reason

and a few others along the way.
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:40
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19?? Headchef?? I think I have watched too much "Masterchef the Professional" as I feel rather cynical
Marlow is a nice part of the country isn't it. And at 19, surely just out of catering college or apprenticeship.

It may be a cynical view but I wonder if his parents are in the industry or own/funded his restaurant
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:40
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Hi everyone the pigeon holing continues. "Self-taught" Mary Anne...
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:42
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Marlow is a nice part of the country isn't it. And at 19, surely just out of catering college or apprenticeship.

It may be a cynical view but I wonder if his parents are in the industry or own/funded his restaurant
We just said exactly the same thing about his parents buying the restaurant for him....because he's not set that up out of his own funds
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:42
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Marlow is a nice part of the country isn't it. And at 19, surely just out of catering college or apprenticeship.

It may be a cynical view but I wonder if his parents are in the industry or own/funded his restaurant
Yeah, I wondered if hes had a bit of a helping hand along the way
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:43
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Graham Norton doing a decent job judging this week
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:43
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Hi everyone the pigeon holing continues. "Self-taught" Mary Anne...
She's not taking any of this pretentious cheffy crap is she

Unfortunately I don't think her food is going to be upto much in this type of comp.

We'll see though
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:44
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Snigger young head chef refers to Mary Anne's wealth of experience.
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:44
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hello everyone. What idea would you come up with to fit the brief?
I had a theory of a menu themed around classic British comedy. Pig's trotters as a starter showing up in a three wheeled yellow cover..
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:45
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Marlow is a nice part of the country isn't it. And at 19, surely just out of catering college or apprenticeship.

It may be a cynical view but I wonder if his parents are in the industry or own/funded his restaurant
I once played a gig in "Marlow Bottom". "Good evening Marlow Bottom"
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:46
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so this series there is usually a michelin star chef who has never get through yet gets through ...this time time he is up against a 19 year old and a "self taught" can we guess who's going through before we see any of the food?
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:46
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She's not taking any of this pretentious cheffy crap is she

Unfortunately I don't think her food is going to be upto much in this type of comp.

Well see though
I'm enjoying that it's quite refreshing. We'll see what the dishes all look like at the end.
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:46
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No Michelin stars this week either..
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:48
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No Michelin stars this week either..
chicken salad guy has a michelin star
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:48
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No Michelin stars this week either..
Richard Davies has a michelin star
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:48
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Since when was Marlow in Wales? Does not sound very Welsh to me, just a generic University accent
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Old 18-03-2013, 20:48
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chicken salad guy has a michelin star
Must have missed that, fair enough.
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