James Reeson. WHY? Why are you relaxing on the sofa of your modern, Australian, open planned apartment in khaki shorts and baseball boots? “Today I’m gonna make a chocolate filo fruit basket and a lovely oxtail soup – OOOH, they’re all so TASTY!”
The enthusiasm keeps coming, terrible jokes, and boring stories. Heard the one about his dad living in the UK not being able to sell oxtail soup coz, yuck, oxtail’s GROSS? He renamed it end of year soup instead and people started to order it! Y’know, ‘end of year’ – you eat it in the winter and the tail is near the rear of the beast … [sigh] or something.
This is all meat and potato stuff – well, not literally. This is similarly styled to Justine’s Everyday Gormet; home kitchen style studio, no messing around. Unfortunately though James likes to mess around. He flips his leeks in the air like Tom Cruise with a cocktail shaker and, in a particularly embarrassing bit, after peeling a cucumber into pretty ribbons he decides to lay one across his forehead to alleviate a headache then demonstrates how it “looks like a long TONGUE! “
FFS, James. Get on with it.
The food itself (sorry, got a bit sidetracked there) seemed nice enough and not too difficult. The standout dish was the lamb salad on a bed of cos lettuce (“why is it the best? COS!”), tomatoes and the ribboned gourd.
It seems James is a local lad afterall, starting off in Bristol then hopping across the Channel to work in Paris. Look, I’m sure he’s top bloke but I don’t think I can take any more tomfoolery, you dag.