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Old 02-07-2008, 21:35
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I thought it was a bit out of place when Marco lovingly prepared his rabbit stockpot and then added at the end his magic touch... a chicken stock cube?!

All became clear when just before the ad break, Knorr declared themselves sponsors of the 'Great British Feast'.
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Old 02-07-2008, 21:37
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Bl**dy stock cubes in the fish pie as well! Has he no shame?
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Old 02-07-2008, 21:37
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Stock cubes are quite common, even for chefs.

We use a chicken stock cube along with a vegetable one when making rabbit stew.

This will be going into a stew shortly!
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Old 02-07-2008, 21:42
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Hehe. Marco's stock cube challenge. Take a pinch of Great British Menu, add a dash of Britain's Favourite View, get Oddjob to chauffeur and throw in some Knorr = Great British Feast.

I'm really enjoying this .. WELL DONE ITV !! (it's not the usual dross)



Haven't bothered with this series of the F word, as Gordon becomes a parody of himself. I think Marco is great conveying his passion for food.
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Old 02-07-2008, 21:42
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Not in a top notch haute cuisine kitchen they aint... or in good honest traditional cooking... and anyway.. that's not the point.........................
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Old 02-07-2008, 21:42
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I seem to recall Marco singing the praises of Knorr during Hells Kitchen. He uses some pretty basic ingredients such as worcester sauce too. Even Gordon Ramsay swears by using frozen peas. It's not all complicated stuff.

Glad Marco is doing more TV.
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Old 02-07-2008, 21:58
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Yes he shoved bottle loads of pre-prepared sauces into his creations on Hells Kitchen.

Won't watch the man on principle though.
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Old 02-07-2008, 22:01
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loved the show i like marco seems very down to earth no bad language like a certain mr ramsey
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Old 02-07-2008, 22:11
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loved the show i like marco seems very down to earth no bad language like a certain mr ramsey
There was one F-Word from him.
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Old 02-07-2008, 22:13
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There was one F-Word from him.
what a f---in' liberty!!!
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Old 02-07-2008, 22:13
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I won't watch him on principle - he acts like Don Corleone and if you are in favour he bestows a fatherly smile and if you aren't he is the devil incarnate.
I couldn't stand him in Hell's Kitchen and hated the mysoginistic mind games he played ( and probably still plays).
He always said that chefs who appeared on TV were selling out and what is he doing now?????
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Old 02-07-2008, 22:28
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I love watching Marco, only sorry I didn't record it, I would love to have a go at that fish pie.

Will have to see if/when it's repeated.
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Old 02-07-2008, 22:55
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It was embarrassing when he started using the rhubarb to flirt with the rhubarb woman.
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Old 02-07-2008, 23:25
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Is it repeated anytime? I missed it.
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Old 02-07-2008, 23:39
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I really enjoyed it and Marco was a joy to listen too.
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Old 02-07-2008, 23:43
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I loved it! Isn't he funny!

I liked the bit with the donkey.
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Old 09-07-2008, 21:31
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No stock cubes yet! What's going on!
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Old 09-07-2008, 21:35
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Seems a slower programme tonight.
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Old 09-07-2008, 21:44
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He's gone completely raw tonight, eh!
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Old 09-07-2008, 21:49
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I love his relaxed attitude to cooking and measurements.

He's been there, done that, won his Michelin stars and obviously feels cooking isnt something he needs to treat so seriously anymore.
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Old 09-07-2008, 21:53
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Why does the voice over keep talking about his pub in Hampshire!!! Its in BERKSHIRE!!!!

http://www.theyewtree.net/
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:54
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Why does the voice over keep talking about his pub in Hampshire!!! Its in BERKSHIRE!!!!

http://www.theyewtree.net/
It is Hampshire just over the border of West Berkshire.

Great series.
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Old 11-07-2008, 17:18
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I notice they use not one but two pieces of music licensed from serial killer show "Dexter". As they are totally unsuited to the show I think the production crew might be implying something about Marco
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Old 11-07-2008, 17:42
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It is Hampshire just over the border of West Berkshire.

Great series.
Actually, the pub's website (linked to by DanLam1) does give its address as
Hollington Cross
Andover Road
Highclere
Nr Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 9SE
However, as you say, both Highclere and the pub are clearly over the border in Hampshire, so the website is wrong...
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Old 16-07-2008, 21:48
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Another episode of this on tonight. It's quite amusing hearing some of the things he says and seeing what he does. Very similar to Ramsay. For example, they both use Mary Pipers when making chips. He also went fishing for those tiny eels with the same blokes Gordon went with.
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