To think Marcus Wareing really needs to get his priorities right

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Janeatthebarre Wed 05-Dec-12 14:01:48

He was on Masterchef last night saying that he has sacrificed family and friends for cooking; if he had to take off his chef's coat right now he would be absolutely nothing; cooking is his life etc etc etc.

AIBU to think he just prepares fancy food, he is not saving lives or undertaking ground breaking research or writing great literary novels... he is just preparing fancy food?

He's a prick with an over-inflated sense of importance, like a lot of chefs.

The world won't end if you're not here with your veloutes, Marcus.

Miserable git. I watched last night and thought how awful it would be to be in his family.

silvercup Wed 05-Dec-12 14:04:39

I commented to DH that it was very sad when he said that he'd sacrificed his friends and family for his career. Not really something to be proud of imo.

He's a charmless, humourless bell-end.

His beard looked good though.

LRDtheFeministDude Wed 05-Dec-12 14:08:18

I dunno, I think I'd also feel the same about someone who said they'd sacrificed family and friends to writing novels, and possibly doing groundbreaking research (depends what it's in). Novels are nice but to me, it's the same sort of thing as making lovely food: if you're good at that's your talent and people get enjoyment out of what you do.

I find it a pretty self-congratulating thing to say, TBH.

choceyes Wed 05-Dec-12 14:11:58

YANBU. I read an interview with him a few months ago in a food magazine and he said he's hardly ever had a night off work. He's never been in a pub...EVER, as from the age of 16 he's worked in kitchens and never had a night off since then. I though it was a gross exaggaration, but perhaps not. How can anybody live like this?!

WinklyVersusTheZombies Wed 05-Dec-12 14:16:00

Yabu, I think. Just because his priorities aren't right for you, doesn't make them wrong. He's trying to do something a bit special.

WinklyVersusTheZombies Wed 05-Dec-12 14:16:46

Saying that, I would not like to be trapped in a lift with him. He is scarily intense.

nilbyname Wed 05-Dec-12 14:17:23

He seemed very focused and if that makes you happy....

He had the most piercing eyes!

Frontpaw Wed 05-Dec-12 14:20:15

I think he was laying it on with a trowel. I got the mores skin that he wasn't a Mr Nasty but was channeling Gordon Ramsey.

Janeatthebarre Wed 05-Dec-12 14:21:20

LRD while I don't think someone should sacrifice their family to write a great novel, I think its a bit different to preparing food. Food is going to be eaten in a few minutes, however beautiful it looks or amazing it tastes. A great novel will live on for centuries and provide a record of how people lived/thought at a certain time in history.
I just don['t get this obsession with making food look like a picasso painting. I love cooking and am considered to be very good at it. But to me the whole point of being a good cook is to make delicious tasting food for people to eat, not to faff around with splodges of this and swirls of that.

LRDtheFeministDude Wed 05-Dec-12 14:21:43

But isn't his way of putting it the problem?

If he'd say that unfortunately he finds it hard to have a family life because of his work, or simply that for him, work is the top priority, that wouldn't be so arrogant. Saying he 'sacrificed' friends and family makes it sound like they were all cooing around him wanting to spend more time with him, but he saw them as surplus baggage. A bit shite, I think!

LRDtheFeministDude Wed 05-Dec-12 14:23:08

Sorry, cross posted.

How would you know yours was the novel that would be great/would last for centuries, though? And some chefs do do things that last, as ideas at least, for centuries, after all.

I'm not bigging up his food (I've no idea what it's like), but I reckon if someone thinks they've got a talent and people seem to be enjoying the results, it doesn't matter what it is.

MummyPigsFatTummy Wed 05-Dec-12 14:23:22

YANBU. I assumed when he said it he meant he had sacrificed having a family, but I read today he has a wife and three children. Can't see anything suggesting he has got divorced since even which might explain a comment like that. If I was his wife and children I would be pretty upset to hear him say he would be nothing if he took off his chef's whites. Reminds me of that old saying about nobosy ever saying on their deathbed they wished they had spent more time at the office.

UterusUterusGhaLaLaLaLaLi Wed 05-Dec-12 14:24:52

My Dh is just like this. He's a chef & thinks the world really does need his fucking foam of frogs or whatever. He has sacrificed any social life he might have had. He really doesn't see it as a sacrifice though. He loves cooking. It's all he knows.

I, however, routinely take part in life-saving surgery. He thnks my job is much, much less important.

Slainte Wed 05-Dec-12 14:25:26

Couldn't agree more OP, I watched last night and thought the same. He also said (I'm paraphrasing here) "life is too short to dream" hmm and I remarked to DH that my thinking is the complete opposite, life is too short not to dream.

Janeatthebarre Wed 05-Dec-12 14:26:24

LRD Well that's true. I can't think of many things that are worth sacrificing family and friends for. But preparing food in exotic ways just seems such a ridiculous thing to get so precious and fanatical about.

LRDtheFeministDude Wed 05-Dec-12 14:27:57

Yeah, I take your point jane.

It's odd, I usually quite like him when he's talking about food but maybe he should stick to talking about food, not half-baked philosophies of life.

In other interviews I've seen him in, he's always come across as quite nice. Just catching up on MC and I can totally see what everyone is saying! Very intense.

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Wed 05-Dec-12 14:30:00

I thought he sounded like a prick when he said that. I really liked him up to that moment.

And I think the beard is horrific.

More importantly, Broccoli cooked FOUR WAYS?!

Frontpaw Wed 05-Dec-12 14:49:37

Only four?

Clearly need to up my game, boiling just won't cut it anymore.

Frontpaw Wed 05-Dec-12 14:51:01

We usually end up shouting at the tv - 'it's only bloody food for gods sake!' And wonder if anyone has ever been whacked with a frying pan. The chef who went out came back with some pretty nasty injuries to both hands...

It wasn't boiled it was POACHED!! I remember that because I yelled at DH 'He's boiling it FFS' why is he saying poached??

Sounds like a complete Knobber IMO and that beard makes him look extremely shifty!

Frontpaw Wed 05-Dec-12 14:54:27

There must be some subtle cheffy difference then. Boiling certainly looks like poaching to me.

I quite like the beard through.

Loveweekends10 Wed 05-Dec-12 15:05:06

Has he. It doesn't look like he has sacrificed much in this article

joanbyers Wed 05-Dec-12 15:08:56

I went to his restaurant.I wasn't amazed.

Frontpaw Wed 05-Dec-12 15:10:41

Seeing how many people stick their fingerprint in the food before it gets to the table, I won't be going there any time soon! Do chefs really poke the food so much?

Frontpaw Wed 05-Dec-12 15:11:11

Fingers... Not fingerprint flippin autocorrect!

Or taste the food and then stick the spoon in that shitty pot full of what shitty water that everyone else has dunked their shitty spit covered spoons in and then there it goes back in the food. I am sure that my bloody food OCD is reasonable now.

Frontpaw Wed 05-Dec-12 15:15:57

Mmmmmmmm dirty kitchen water. Even DS yells 'double dipping - he double dipped, yeurch!!!'

SugaricePlumFairy Wed 05-Dec-12 15:29:05

I'm sure he wasn't this much of a pleb a few years back when I saw him on some show.

Marcus Waring at the Twattery [or wherever it was] must've gone to his head or he was hamming it up for the cameras [look how intense I am about food kind of thing!]

Hmm I watched it (love masterchef) I thought it had probably been heavily edited for maximum effect tbh. But, my god, his eyes, imagine them penetrating you in the dead of the night grin

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 05-Dec-12 15:52:16

I thought it was just typical telly hyperbole. He came across as rather nice i thought.

I'd shag him, any road.

noddyholder Wed 05-Dec-12 15:53:08

So would I even though he seemed an arse(and you might get a killer bacon sandwich in the morning)

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 05-Dec-12 15:56:55

He would probably shriek like a girl if you used HP sauce as opposed to a balsamic reduction, though.

I still love Michel Roux best. He is so kind. I bought Monica Galetti's book yesterday (love her as well) and he wrote a really lovely introduction praising her to the sky. What a thoroughly nice man he seems.

Why in the name of arse is Greg Wallace involved?

SugaricePlumFairy Wed 05-Dec-12 15:59:49

Anyone else notice that Michel looked like he's had his teeth whitened.

He's fab, fit and yes I would in a heartbeat! grin

AllSnowballsAndNoKnickers Wed 05-Dec-12 16:01:32

Well he knows his way around a pudding, does Greg. Is that not considered a world-enhancing skill any more? What have we come to?


AboutThyme Wed 05-Dec-12 16:01:56


Janeatthebarre Wed 05-Dec-12 16:02:38

I have no idea why Greg Wallace is involved either. He is so far out of his league it's ridiculous.

JugglingWithPossibilities Wed 05-Dec-12 16:03:52

Yeh, I noticed his comments too and wasn't impressed. I also didn't like his highly critical and slightly scary manner with his two competition apprentices.
I wasn't convinced when he tried to salvage things with a bit of late praise, and neither were they I noticed.
I did rather think he lacked charm.

Narked Wed 05-Dec-12 16:05:07

It's not just chefs that do this. There are people for whom work is an all consuming passion. And many more whose 'hobby' takes up every free moment of their lives to the exclusion of family/friends.

From the point of view of the family being ignored, it makes very little difference if the person is saving lives or crimping pastry when they've missed the fourth birthday party in a row.

SugaricePlumFairy Wed 05-Dec-12 16:05:19

I don't mind Greg!

AllSnowballsAndNoKnickers Wed 05-Dec-12 16:05:28

AboutThyme - you won't like me when I'm angry. And I'm getting angry right now. I've got it all sorted with Michel. It's clear to me that we were meant to be together. Ok - he doesn't know that yet but all in good time............ grin

Marcus Waring is a prawn

Michel is mine lovely and Monica is lovely but a bit scary

Greg is, erm, I'm not sure really. I'm not sure what he brings to the table <pun intended>

I am loving this series of Masterchef smile

AboutThyme Wed 05-Dec-12 16:08:48

Oh I think not, with a nickname like that you have no chance m'dear cough far too common cough <flounces off to polish Michel's balotine>

Oblomov Wed 05-Dec-12 16:09:44

All chefs are a bit poncey and up their own arse, though, aren't they?

valiumredhead Wed 05-Dec-12 16:11:25

Women have to sacrifice family life as well if they are chefs, the hours are horrendous.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 05-Dec-12 16:11:41

I don't think Greg brings anything. I think he is quite engaging but he doesn't add any constructive comments really.

I like grumpy old John Torode. I have a real thing for grumpy Australian blokes. It's the Alf Stewart syndrome.

SugaricePlumFairy Wed 05-Dec-12 16:11:59

Isn't it Tom Kerridge tonight doing the mentoring in his kitchen, if that's the right word.

Please be nice Tom and not a giant arse.

He's so nice on Saturday Kitchen!

LIZS Wed 05-Dec-12 16:12:13

agree and his beard is very aging !

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Wed 05-Dec-12 16:12:17

Greg's a freakin' green grocer!!!!!!!!

Monica is my number 1 girl crush.

She has a book??? ::dashes to Amazon::

valiumredhead Wed 05-Dec-12 16:12:18

I won't have a word said agains Greg!! He is very short though in RL and not as fat as he looks on telly - telly does celebs no favours at all.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 05-Dec-12 16:12:41

I read that Michel Roux is very accomodating with Monica Galetti - she has a young daughter and she works flexible hours. That can't be easy to work out logistically for a chef. More reason to love the man.

Narked Wed 05-Dec-12 16:13:22

Michel Roux Senior is the best critic ever. I've seen him commenting on the Masterchef people's efforts and he can, in a quietly delivered sentance, convey a disappointed hope that makes the person desperately want to do better and feel angry with themselves for letting him down. He doesn't need to be shouty.

valiumredhead Wed 05-Dec-12 16:14:44

The Roux's are well known for being good to their staff though - they are in the minority <knowledgable> I read an article on how they pay their staff well and so they are more likely to be loyal to them

That's lovely to hear Gerorf smile

He seems a thoroughly nice man

I'm am sorry that you are suffering from Alf Stewart syndrome though - that sounds nasty sad

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 05-Dec-12 16:17:04

I totally agree with how he criticises so constructively. You can say someone's work is poor without making someone feel utterly bereft, it can be done with kindness. And I am sure it is more productive. People won't be disengaged and angry, they would want to work harder to achieve.

lol at threesteps grin

AllSnowballsAndNoKnickers Wed 05-Dec-12 16:20:37

Oh I think not, with a nickname like that you have no chance m'dear cough far too common cough <flounces off to polish Michel's balotine>


You can polish his balotine dear, I'll keep his salted caramel nice and warm!

I wouldn't want to imagne anything of Marcus's penetrating me in the dead of the night thank you (bet he has dribbles of food he double dips in that nasty beard) - I'd rather make my own bacon sandwich and have Michell penetrate me - maybe he can knock me up a nice almond croissant instead after knocking me up! grin

AboutThyme Wed 05-Dec-12 16:26:36

Now that could be messy shock

noddyholder Wed 05-Dec-12 16:26:48

Michel looks like shrivelled little old man yuk (but he seems a lovely person ok?)

valiumredhead Wed 05-Dec-12 16:29:56

Yeah, Michel doesn't do it for me at ALL.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 05-Dec-12 16:33:59

Oh but look at his big brown eyes.

I am a sucker for men with big brown kind eyes.

Poledra Wed 05-Dec-12 16:36:13

<makes note never to let GetOrf meet DH> grin

INeedThatForkOff Wed 05-Dec-12 16:37:20

Was that the chef whose kitchen the contestants were cooking in? I remember thinking much the same. Humorless prick.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 05-Dec-12 16:38:28

OOh is your husband a grouchy australian pol, or does he have big how now brown cow eyes? grin

WinklyVersusTheZombies Wed 05-Dec-12 16:38:33

noddy shock

<joins queue for the lovely Michel>
<beats way to front of queue>

When DH and I had dinner in Le Gavroche, we were several courses in, and several glasses of wine down, when Michel came round the tables to say hello. I may have told him he was my favourite person blush

He took it well

As did DH

Quenelle Wed 05-Dec-12 16:39:21

We laughed and laughed last night. Marcus Waring berating poor Aaron, telling him to put the food on the plate like he has set out to put the food on the plate. With PASSION.

Or something.

It was brilliant nonsense.

Gregg Wallace is on it because he's entertaining. And Masterchef is an entertainment programme featuring cooking.

Michel Roux jnr is lovely. He would never shout at his chefs about how passionately to put the food on the plate.

And he looks like my DH. Lucky me smile

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 05-Dec-12 16:39:43

OOOOH that makes me jealous.

I would love to go to Le Gavroche. DD had a look at the website and said dolefully 'mum, they don't tell you the prices' grin

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 16:40:17

Why should he change his priorities because you don't agree with them ? His priorities are his craft and his business. Whether you agree with them is none of your business. He's quite happy so what's it to do with you ?

I never cooked professionally at that level but I do have a lot of old colleagues that now do and it is all consuming. Efe ven working in "just" a 5 star hotel with a 2 rosette restaurant it was the whole focus of all our lives. My ex has no family life to speak of, no girlfriend, nothing apart from his restaurant and his food obsession. That's his business and he's very happy thankyou

Poledra Wed 05-Dec-12 16:40:45

It's the big brown eyes, GetOrf. And he is grouchy, but only North-east grouchy. And, just by the way, currently sporting a dodgy full beard, as Movember gave the lazy bastard an excuse to stop shaving....

noddyholder Wed 05-Dec-12 16:41:12

Greg is a common oik

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 16:42:43

He would never shout at his chefs

I know someone that works at Le Gavroche in the kitchen. Michel is not a man you cross, he may not be a Gordon Ramsay sweary type but he has iron control over his kitchen and you piss him off at your peril.

Getorf, Gavroche is lovely. Lunch was £46 last time I went - which is a really good bargain.

TrazzleMISTLEtoes Wed 05-Dec-12 16:43:44


I love Michel Roux Junior THE MOST! (And he's had 2 detached retinas) I've had one so we're like made for each other. Or summat. <dribbles>

WinklyVersusTheZombies Wed 05-Dec-12 16:43:48

Getorf we save all year so we can go on our wedding anniversary and not have to sob worry too much about the prices. We couldn't get a table this year sad

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 16:44:32

And if you've seen Marcus on any other programmes he comes over as extremely pleasant and personable.

When people are paying £100+ per head for their dinner you have to be serious about it. You can't just sling the stuff on the plate any-old-how, people are paying for perfection.

TrazzleMISTLEtoes Wed 05-Dec-12 16:46:19

Just out of interest, how far in advance would you have to book somewhere like Let Gavroche <stalker emoticon>

<not really a stalker, honest, DH really wants to go>

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 16:47:15

Trazzle, I know that all his chefs respect him hugely and it is a real accolade to work there. I think he has a reputation as a fair boss and a decent chef to work for. However he doesn't suffer fools gladly and having met him a couple of times he has the air of someone very lovely who could cut you to pieces with a couple of withering comments

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 16:48:15

Lunch is usually quite busy as it's popular with city businessmen. You're more likely to get a table on Saturdays or Friday evening

WinklyVersusTheZombies Wed 05-Dec-12 16:49:17

They only let you book 3 months in advance normally. We tried booking 3 months in advance and the date we wanted was full, or near enough - they still had a 9pm sitting. I would commit murder waiting that long to eat. But our anniversary is a Thursday and close to Christmas this year. We had no issues booking for Tuesday/Wednesday dinner, or any weekday for lunch.

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 16:50:03

Food is going to be eaten in a few minutes, however beautiful it looks or amazing it tastes. A great novel will live on for centuries and provide a record of how people lived/thought at a certain time in history

The influence of Careme and Escoffier is still heavy in top restaurants over 100 years after their death

WinklyVersusTheZombies Wed 05-Dec-12 16:50:33

Lunch is truly great value, £50 for 3 courses, coffee, wine, water, and the quality is superb.

YouCanBe Wed 05-Dec-12 16:52:00

I'm going for my Christmas present this year.

2cats2many Wed 05-Dec-12 16:53:18

A friend of mine used to work at the Berkeley and she said that the 'diners' on last nights programme were all staff and management!

I was totally shock cus I thought it was all real!

higgle Wed 05-Dec-12 16:54:01

Surely most top chefs have to sacrifice a lot of their family life? The hours they work are not exactly family friendly. I was impressed to hear that Michel Roux's daughter is having to go through the hardships of training in France without parental influence easing the way.

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 16:54:53

2cats, that doesn't surprise me as it's hardly likely that a 2 star restaurant was ever going to risk letting 2 completely untested chefs loose on their actual paying guests

WinklyVersusTheZombies Wed 05-Dec-12 16:54:57

They wouldn't unleash amateurs and camera crews on real paying diners!

<steals YouCanBe's table>

2cats2many Wed 05-Dec-12 16:57:35

Then they shouldn't pretend that they are <stamps foot>

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 16:59:49

Then they shouldn't pretend that they are <stamps foot>

what, like I'm A Non-Celeb pretend that the "celebrities" aren't bussed onto a set every morning ?

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 17:00:31

Or that the voting on programmes like X factor isn't rigged ?

Janeatthebarre Wed 05-Dec-12 17:01:27

I still think there's something sad about sacrificing your family and friends to be a good cook. Obviously if you want to do well in your career you will have to make compromises and give up certain things. But to sacrifice your family and then boast about it on tv?? Sorry, but I still think he needs to sort out his priorities.

2cats2many Wed 05-Dec-12 17:02:43

Double shock at Nigel

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 17:04:08

Oh come on, nobody actually believes that crap is real do they ?

Quenelle Wed 05-Dec-12 17:06:10

Or that the plots of most shows aren't made up in the editing suite.

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 17:07:19

And to all of you making such a fuss about Marcus's poor abandoned, sacrificed family - he is married with 3 children - to someone he met working in a hotel in Sussex. They've been together for 20 years.

LadySybilPussPolham Wed 05-Dec-12 17:09:17

I think Monica's a bit of a cow actually. The way she says "what we're you thinking??!" when presented with a plate of blood, sweat and tears makes me want to smack her.
Although there's every likelihood that she's hamming it up (naive)

LadySybilPussPolham Wed 05-Dec-12 17:09:38


Janeatthebarre Wed 05-Dec-12 17:11:07

Are you his mum OhDearNigel ?

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 17:12:14

no, i am just able to use google

AfterEightMintyy Wed 05-Dec-12 17:13:48

I think top level cooking is a terrible profession in many ways.

AllSnowballsAndNoKnickers Wed 05-Dec-12 17:14:59

I think at that level of cooking Monica has every right to be as many different sorts of cow as she needs to be! And she'll do if Michel is too busy [lascivious drool here]

NessunDorma Wed 05-Dec-12 17:16:01

I like Michel, I suppose you have to be very strict with your staff if your reputation is at stake.

Who is the other presenter from normal Masterchef? <bleugh>

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 17:16:58

Greg Wallace. IMHO he "brings nothing to this dish"

Janeatthebarre Wed 05-Dec-12 17:18:06

I agree afterEight. What I really hate, though, is when some chefs put it on a level with being a heart surgeon, or discovering a cure for cancer or somesuch. And as for the ones throwing temperamental shouty strops as if they're Picasso ..... It's only food.

WinklyVersusTheZombies Wed 05-Dec-12 17:19:32

Its food that people travel a long way and pay a shitload of money for though.

Like I said, just because its not your priority op, doesn't make it wrong.

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Wed 05-Dec-12 17:25:08

I wondered if it was staff and the place was shut.

A Michelin Starred restaurant has to be ready at all times for a Michelin judge to just show up. And no one knows who they are. They aren't going to risk a star for a TV show, even if they are paid gobs of money.

Peggotty Wed 05-Dec-12 17:25:25

I feel quite ashamed to admit I ever-so-slightly fancy Marcus Wareing. But in my defence I'm at a certain stage in my monthly cycle (tmi) and can't be held responsible for my hormones. I like intense men but do think Michel has lovely soulful eyes.

Frontpaw Wed 05-Dec-12 17:35:27

I could tell they weren't the right sort... Didn't you see how that woman was holding her fork? Shock.

worriedmum100 Wed 05-Dec-12 17:37:22

As far as I can tell Greg's contribution amounts to:

1. "i want more sauce"
2. "that's larvvvely"

Michel overuses the phrase "bang on" (he's still larvvely though....)

mignonette Wed 05-Dec-12 17:37:49

He's a Ramsay protegee. It is part of that culture.

Unfortunately, DH looks more like Greg Wallace (with a little hair) than Michel Roux jnr, sigh.

Greg has the dream job. He isn't required to contribute anything technical or taxing - he just gets to fill his face with yummy food, lucky bastard!

I think I have the same look in my eyes as his when I see anything in the form of pudding approaching me.

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Wed 05-Dec-12 17:40:33

I did notice that Frontpaw! I was shock

Frontpaw Wed 05-Dec-12 17:41:57

And some of the diners were... From the colonies!!!!!!!

valiumredhead Wed 05-Dec-12 17:43:55

Anyone been to Greg's restaurant?

Peggotty noooooooooooooo!
He was a humourless, charmless t**t!

(can you call famous people t**ts on the web and not be sued?)

WinklyVersusTheZombies Wed 05-Dec-12 17:45:45

Gregg's restaurant has been reviewed as Not Good...

Frontpaw Wed 05-Dec-12 17:46:09

As long as you say 'I think that...' Or 'in my opinion...' Or 'allegedly'.

WinklyVersusTheZombies Wed 05-Dec-12 17:48:39

This is the review of Greg's not so larvvvely restaurant that rather put me off booking a table.

Thanks Frontpaw...I never know nowadays.

valiumredhead Wed 05-Dec-12 17:50:03

Oh Lord - bad review!

Janeatthebarre Wed 05-Dec-12 17:51:36

I was in it once. It was nothing special.

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Wed 05-Dec-12 18:02:08

It sounds horrible and expensive.

2cats2many Wed 05-Dec-12 18:02:52

Do the I'm a Sleb contestants really get bussed in to camp in the morning? [naive]

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 05-Dec-12 18:07:38

Lol at the dodgy fork use.

I am surprised at le gavroche being 50 quid ish. That's cheaper than I thought for lunch. I might treat dd - she would be thrilled.

ikltownofboothlehem Wed 05-Dec-12 19:06:06

You never see Marcus Wareing & Roger the Alien from Family Guy in the same room.

JugglingWithPossibilities Wed 05-Dec-12 19:59:28

I gather Tom Kitchen is doing duck and duck fat chips tonight. Probably yummy, but where's the veg ! Off to watch now ....

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Wed 05-Dec-12 20:15:01

I love Tom Kitchin. I want to put him in my pocket and carry him home. Talk about a man with a gorgeous wife.

Don't tell me who gets put off. I won't get a chance to watch it until tomorrow.

akaemmafrost Wed 05-Dec-12 20:38:30

Greg pisses me off. He's a greedy green grocer and that's it.

If YOU were a chef on MC would you give a shiney shite what Greg thought of your grub? No, you wouldn't you'd listen to and be hanging on to ever word Monica and Michel uttered and just think STFU when he started droning on wouldn't you?

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 23:40:15

Do the I'm a Sleb contestants really get bussed in to camp in the morning? [naive]

No idea. It's my own, personal theory. Or that the "Jungle" is just an elaborate film set and there are nice, comfy trailers just off camera.

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 23:42:10

No, you wouldn't you'd listen to and be hanging on to ever word Monica and Michel uttered and just think STFU when he started droning on wouldn't you?

Quite ! I love masterchef pros but spend most episodes with an internal monologue of "Fuck off Greg. Noone gives a shiny shite what you think".

OhDearNigel Wed 05-Dec-12 23:45:00

getorfs, the tasting menu is round about £95 I think nowadays. Probably about £150 with the selected wines per course. It's a top bargain as you get 6-7 courses and a glass of wine individually selected per course. Ie. a LOT of wine grin

JugglingWithPossibilities Thu 06-Dec-12 07:19:46

Ah, actually it was Tom Kerridge who's doing the duck and he's on tonight ... I posted hastlly last night as I was dashing off to watch ....
In the trailers he looks like a sweety who treats the contestants really kindly so I'm looking forward to watching again tonight smile

DowntonSprouts Thu 06-Dec-12 07:29:22


thank you.

Frontpaw Thu 06-Dec-12 08:57:59

I wanted them both to go through!

Frontpaw Thu 06-Dec-12 09:56:29

I've just realised - we dont say 'ten minutes until dinner/school/bedtime... LittlePaw'.

I have just yelled 'Ten minutes to service' (ie until he needs to do his homework). He yelled back 'Yes chef -better start plating up!'.

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Thu 06-Dec-12 10:14:49

I was a bit meh about Michel.

Not any more. I love his enthusiastic little face. He seems like a lovely man.

That Wareing chap got on my tits nerves. Well scary. Oli was just fab though wasn't he? Lovely lad.

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