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Next Thursday, we're cooking with Tom Kerridge – send us your questions before!

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VikkiMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 29-Aug-14 16:33:04

We are very excited to be welcoming Tom Kerridge into our kitchen on Thursday, where he'll be making us an exclusive treat <ooh> from his new book: Tom Kerridge's Best Ever Dishes.

We'll post the video on our YouTube channel – subscribe now, if you haven't already, and be the first to find out which dish he's showing us how to make at home.

Tom's a regular on programmes like Saturday Kitchen and MasterChef. His pub, The Hand and Flowers, was the first in the world to acquire two Michelin stars. If you've got a burning question for him, post it below – we'll ask a couple while we ogle at the food film.

BIWI Tue 02-Sep-14 13:21:09

Fab. I love, love, love his food.

Can you ask him if he can reserve me a table and a room at the Hand & Flowers? I've never been able to get in and I promised DH I'd take him there 2 Christmases ago!

Doingakatereddy Tue 02-Sep-14 13:26:24

My question is - what would he cook a family of four for a fiver? No cheffie stuff like quinoa that the kids won't eat either!

JoyceDivision Tue 02-Sep-14 20:13:09

Ooh ooh me me!!

My question is, ahem,

'Tom, do you believe in marriage and children? If so, that's great, coz I'm married and have 2 kids, I'd be perfect for you. Can I move in?

Also, Tom, if you won't marry me, what is you most favourite comfort food sort of dish, now that winter is drawing in, and if he rejects my marriage offer I may have to console myself...

Cheers!!

puggle01 Tue 02-Sep-14 20:17:44

Does he want to come and live with me in the Highlands?
Sorry I'll compose myself
I've often admired his pawprint tattoo on his arm when he's been on TV -is there a story behind it?

FoxSticks Tue 02-Sep-14 20:21:39

Tom, you've lost an impressive amount of weight recently, how did you do it? Also do you purposely choose Marcus Waring to be your seafood judge on GBM because you like scaring the chefs?

iklboo Tue 02-Sep-14 20:57:18

Tom, Tom I luffs you - but we only have 14 hours to save the world. Oh. Wait. That's Flash Gordon.

What's your favourite impressive looking but dead cheap & easy pudding?

Wh0dathunkit Tue 02-Sep-14 21:06:02

Hello Tom,

Mr Thunkit is an ex-chef with very Victorian tastes. I am an ex-KP with Mediterranean tastes, we are having fun & games trying to find dishes that suit the pair of us. Any suggestions? We're both pretty competant, in our own special ways (I can read recipes, he can read meat), and we enjoy working together (if nothing else, for the comedy value), so something complex would be a fun challenge.

LineRunner Tue 02-Sep-14 22:14:58

What would you personally do with about five kilos of home grown tomatoes?

GiveMeCheesecake Wed 03-Sep-14 00:11:54

Tom, I love you!

I'm a cookbook addict but find myself looking through some and being put off by the cost of the ingredients. I can't justify £20 on a joint of meat! What's your best chef-y recipe that looks and tastes impressive but won't leave me living off beans on toast for the rest of the week?

I know this will so not be one of the Qs you actually put to Tom, but, um, I don't suppose he'd consider bending me over his worktop and ahhhhh blush whisking me vigorously would he?
I know, I know, there is a lovely Mrs K, and I apologise to her as I envy her but I do have a bit of a thing for Tom, and it's late, and the wine has flowed.... my excuse and I am sticking to it, and will deny everything in the morning!
<sidles out quietly so as not to disturb anyone> as you were folks.... grin

ishouldcocoa Wed 03-Sep-14 09:27:57

Hi Tom

I'm gearing up to produce 'your' faggots any day now.. just waiting for the caul from the local butchers....Can't wait smile

My question is ( along a similar path to Linerunner...)

What do you cook with your excess garden veg at this time of year? I'm not so much swamped by tomatoes, but more courgettes (yellow) and runner beans.

Please give me an idea for runner Beans that I haven't done yet... (So far, Delias chutney, in a Piccalilli, greek style with toms and garlic, boiled and tossed in garlic. Given kilos to the local village shop to sell....)

Thank you very much!

Hi Tom, I loved your last book and series and am really looking forward to this one.

I love meat but will generally only like to eat good quality, responsibly sourced meat. I've found that over the past few years even traditionally cheaper cuts (especially lamb shanks!) have soared in price. I'm now having a few meat free nights a week so that we can continue to have better quality. What vegetarian meals would you recommend that are still delicious and won't make us miss the meat?

BreadForBrains Wed 03-Sep-14 20:36:51

Excellent, I love TK!
I'm going to the Hand and Flowers in March, my question is, do you cook in the kitchen yourself at all and do you come and talk to your guests?!
Sorry, that's a rubbish question of all the things I could have asked...

enriquetheringbearinglizard Wed 03-Sep-14 20:47:26

It goes like this.

Hello Tom, I bloody love you on the TV and have the pub food book <thumbs up> so it feels a bit like we're mates. My intentions are honourable unlikesome I can point the finger at shock so Mrs K doesn't need to give me evils.

Now, imagine you have the night off and you invite me and my DH round to yours for something to eat, what would be on the menu? We'd be bringing a bottle of wine and a bunch of flowers out of the garden and hopefully sitting in your kitchen. It's late Summer/early Autumn by the way.
If I could crash in with part two of the menu question, if it was a special occasion and you said come round for a push the boat out meal and we brought champagne and posh flowers, what would be on the menu then?
Thank You x

Note, obviously I wouldn't be stealing your ideas to try them out on my friends and passing them off as my own, oh no blush

JoyceDivision Wed 03-Sep-14 21:28:05

My intentions are honourable, enriquetheringbearinglizardas they are for the honourable cause of me shacking up with my next hubby grin

Oodlives Wed 03-Sep-14 21:34:10

Ooh we've been fans of yours from Great British Menu and those chips <drools>
I mainly eat veggie though and find most chefs don't offer much in the way of veggie meals. What would you offer me?
And to complicate things I can't eat dairy...

DoItTooJulia Wed 03-Sep-14 21:40:10

Another veggie here, keen to know what you're favourite veggie recipes are.

I'd also love to know what your favourite cook book is!

GirlWithTheLionHeart Wed 03-Sep-14 21:45:19

Hey Tom, love your recipes and hope to come to Hand and Flowers soon! Looking great btw.

My question is, what's your best recipe when money is tight? Cheap cuts aren't exactly cheap anymore (lamb shanks anyone?!) so any tips on enjoying meat at a good price would be grand x

littlemoot Wed 03-Sep-14 22:12:40

What do you suggest planting round now thats most useful and easiest to grow for the purpose of your recipes at a later date ?
Have got your books from a great day at Shrewsbury - thanks !

Sweetmotherfudger Thu 04-Sep-14 06:51:17

What's your guilty food pleasure? Seething you'd hate being caught in the supermarket buying.

Sweetmotherfudger Thu 04-Sep-14 06:51:44

Something not seething FFS.

VikkiMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 05-Sep-14 17:05:39

Well, lovely Tom was speechless very flattered by all the attention, and only too happy to answer Mumsnetters' questions.

Here's the video - make sure you watch to the end to see which dish from his new book he'll be exclusively making for us in the next video, and click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven't already - it means you'll get to see it first.

BIWI Sat 06-Sep-14 08:27:24

One minute and 38 seconds? Is that the best he could do? There weren't exactly a million questions on this thread, surely he could have answered all of them? <disappointed>

FoxSticks Sat 06-Sep-14 09:01:43

I was disappointed too, I know he is here to promote his book but he only answered questions where he could point at a page in his book.

enriquetheringbearinglizard Sat 06-Sep-14 11:10:43

Aaaw after the anticipation I was also let down by the length of the chat sad

BreadForBrains Sat 06-Sep-14 11:35:19

3 questions?? (may have been 4)
PROMO PROMO PROMO.
Yawn.

BIWI Sat 06-Sep-14 12:34:43

We all know that celebs come here mainly because they have something to promote, or some kind of agenda. But to shortchange us like this, for something so overtly promotional is really taking the piss, frankly.

VikkiMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 08-Sep-14 12:17:26

Hi folks, sorry we couldn't put more of your questions to Tom - we were mainly cracking on with the Cherry & Chocolate Custard Pie shoot, a recipe he's demo-ing exclusively for us at Mumsnet. Look forward to sharing that with you later this week.

LineRunner Mon 08-Sep-14 16:16:42

Tom, Tom ....

You really don't get Mumsnet at all, do you? V poor.

GirlWithTheLionHeart Mon 08-Sep-14 21:22:57

Cherry and chocolate you say... Mmm

JoyceDivision Tue 09-Sep-14 21:49:30

Well, he did answer my question regarding comfort food! But not if we could get married...

He is lush, but I think he looks nicer wiv a bit more meat on his bones..

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