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Posted on 15 Feb 2014 08:32:40 GMT
I love the fact that even when they're doing a "cheffy" show like that first round of Best of British when they had "cookoffs" with famous chefs (ie adverts for expensive restaurants *eyeroll*) they make it fun. I'm glad they got over the little heaps of stuff and caramel cages quickly, though!!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2014 18:55:31 GMT
pixie says:
Exactly! it's like a travelog..all the best bits!

Posted on 14 Feb 2014 16:32:14 GMT
I loved the granny cooking away in a kitchen smaller than a garden shed. I did wonder what happened if the older son needed the toilet during the night. Surely he would have to stand on her to get out of bed

I know that shows have been done before on Asian food but the Hairy Biker's seem able to make TV that you can enjoy even if you have no interest in food whatsoever.

Posted on 14 Feb 2014 12:02:50 GMT
Maybe they'll put it out on DVD when the series is over.

Posted on 14 Feb 2014 10:02:38 GMT
pixie says:
It was good Ori...I like the interaction. The look on some of the peoples faces as they cook! Mint!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2014 09:26:23 GMT
That's right, rub it in. *whine*

Posted on 14 Feb 2014 06:58:17 GMT
Really enjoyed that. Looking forward to the next one

Posted on 13 Feb 2014 18:55:04 GMT
pixie says:
Hairy Bikers Asian Adventure tonight gang....8pm BBC2

Posted on 12 Feb 2014 17:49:25 GMT
Good news HC for your DH. We don't have a laptop but DH is still checking ways and means and stuff. Can't quite afford to go out and get a laptop but who knows how this will shake out.
Some of the responses on some of the "what's going on" websites are sarky in the extreme. UK expats are being told "It was never intended that you have access to the BBC". For well-to-do British retirees who have paid taxes and licence fees all their working lives, that must go down rather well I'm sure...

Posted on 12 Feb 2014 16:12:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Feb 2014 17:29:29 GMT
A quick up date for Ori. Been watching TV through the computer, works really well. Lost Channel 4 and ITV yesterday on the TV but can get it on the computer. It will depend on the age of your computer and TV. I've got windows 7, and the TV is about four years old. All I do is use an HMDI cable to connect the computer to the TV. Then I go to the 'filmon' website, find the programme I want and then press the 'source' button on the TV until the picture appears. If you have an older TV/computer you can use a different set of cables. I just 'googled' both the TV and computer to find out what ports are on them and went out and bought the cable.

PS. H is home from hospital, foot healing well.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 18:40:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Feb 2014 18:41:36 GMT
Ivan says:
I have a retired neighbour who sat on his butt for the first five years and then his wife volunteered him to teach elderly people basic computer skills , just to get him out the house which he now absolutely loves doing now.

She says he gets real satisfaction when he shows them how to keep in contact with distant family and friends through Skype and email and also online shopping which comes in useful when they have no transport.

He spends about twelve hours a week doing it and he always gets phone call from people with problems. She says he's now got more pride in himself and a purpose to life.

He doesn't have to be an expert just know the very basics. It's surprising how many people don't how to send emails and other simple things which we take for granted.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 17:58:04 GMT
He does, after a fashion, why??

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 17:49:09 GMT
pixie says:
So acid but funny! He used to be worse when he had the early show, rarely does phone ins...I wonder why? LOl!

Posted on 11 Feb 2014 16:35:42 GMT
I wonder how he'll cope with not being able to wind up us northerners as much as he used to

I'm always surprised at how much he is able to get away with. Some of his comments about people like the latest Big Brother contestant crack me up

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 15:01:45 GMT
pixie says:
Steve Alan at 4am.......just love it!

Posted on 11 Feb 2014 14:09:34 GMT
I know. Nice to have it back. Finally I have a decent talk radio station to listen to at night

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 10:06:57 GMT
pixie says:
I'll have that but no foam! Lol!

Mrs P...LBC is back!!!!x

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 09:47:34 GMT

30 quid? Get real--130, and that doesn't include dessert!!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 09:15:33 GMT
Bearman says:
Thanks for that recipe Mrs P - I'll have to dig out my sous vide kit and give it a go. Lets hope Waitrose has some nice fresh badger.

Posted on 11 Feb 2014 08:37:20 GMT
I have more fun watching Masterchef Australia. I'd much rather watch real people cooking homely food than a 3 Michelin star chef cooking sous vide badger feet with a badger heart emulsion, roadkill foam, caramelised badger testicles and micro herbs

That will be £30 please

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 08:13:34 GMT
pixie says:
Butt at leasr the programme seemed to "gel" then it seems to stagger along!..I really likes Michael Barry and there are a couple of No fail recipes that I still use. His poched peaches are amazing!

Posted on 11 Feb 2014 08:00:33 GMT
Food and Drink has always been like that. I remember seeing it about 15 years ago and the nonsense they said about wines was just bizarre. A few years ago in an interview I heard that Jilly Whats-her-name admit that most of the "Oh, I can smell old tennis socks, vanilla, and overtones of furniture polish" waffle was made up as they went along.

Posted on 11 Feb 2014 03:07:14 GMT
Maggie says:
Fool and his money springs to mind.

Maybe such "good" wine never gives you a hangover but OMG paying fo it would certainly give me a headache.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 21:38:30 GMT
"Who is it aimed at?"

Perhaps the cognoscenti who can afford to buy here, and need to know how to enjoy these riches...

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 20:50:40 GMT
pixie says:
Is it just me? I can't get on with "food and drink" I find it an odd programme.....what are they talking about! Who is it aimed at?..I can't relate to the chat?
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