Thus far my journey through the culinary TV listings has been pretty good. Enjoyable in fact. It had to end sometime.
Let me introduce you to Danny Boome:
Danny by the Sea is an ITV Anglia show from 2005 being screened on the Good Food Channel. This is 30 minutes of my life I will never get back. An ex-model from Cambridgeshire takes us on a trip to Cromer. As a fan of seafood Cromer seemed a lovely place to visit – the fishermen were great, the pier was nice – I would’ve prefered to be shown around by Jamie or Rick, is all.
I got a distinct whiff of Naked Chef (backwards baseball cap and baggy jeans) as he cooks a Cromer crab risotto for the fisherman and larks about with the end of the pier crew. Ever the lad, we even get the classic jokes: “Many an afternoon I spent on the pier trying to catch crabs!”
Danny’s second dish of the day was a slightly odd looking crab cake which his guests seemed to like. With many shots of the glorious surroundings there were even more of his cheeky chappy face. Pretty shellfish if you ask me.