On a wintry Saturday lunchtime, after wolfing down scrambled eggs, bacon and toast (with brown sauce) I happened to spot a triple bill on BBC2. Country Show Cook Off. Never heard of it. Loved it. The title sequence tells you all you need to know; a pair of top quality, celebrity chefs travel the country in a gorgeous Citroen van (H type, apparently) trying their luck at winning a rosette at a country show. And it’s as difficult as it sounds. As suspected, this show runs weekdays with a new set of chefs each week. These catch up episodes featured Galton Backiston and Jun Tanaka with the smirky voice over talents of Ainsley Harriott.
I was immediately struck by the beauty of the vehicle (I’m almost tempted to learn how to drive just so I can have one) and, hold on, the curtain material! I have that very same fabric for my kitchen cushions. My kitchen that is an almost exact replica of Dot Cotton’s, I kid you not. Not intentional either. Read the rest of this entry »