Nigel Slater......ARRRGGGHHH so smug!

(90 Posts)
geraldinetheluckygoat Wed 24-Nov-10 20:58:58

Isn't he?
Its all the little rubber sealed jars full of organic sugar and butter wrapped in brown paper. And the way he says cheese.

EsmeWeatherwax Wed 24-Nov-10 21:05:00

I just can't watch him on the tv. He's so cringeworthy! Like his books mind you, but he's the most horrible tv chef, in a world of horrible tv chefs.

lalalonglegs Wed 24-Nov-10 21:09:07

Love his books and his recipes but he isn't a natural TV presence very earnest. I'm not sure he's smug exactly but it is all so blahdy aspirational - it's like being locked in some parallel WaitroseLand. And, have you noticed, he pulls really strange faces when he dishes up?

Eliza70 Wed 24-Nov-10 21:14:52

Sumg. And needs to wash his hair.

TabithaTwitchet Wed 24-Nov-10 21:16:55

I prefer to read his books than watch him on TV.
But maybe BBC insist on sugar/butter packaging to avoid revealing brand names?

geraldinetheluckygoat Wed 24-Nov-10 21:18:14

YES lala! and when hes talking in general he does an alarming chin jutting out movement. Dreadful.

its not even funny in a Nigella way. It's just uncomfortable hmm

geraldinetheluckygoat Wed 24-Nov-10 21:18:58

ohhh, hadn't thought of that Tabitha...
<dense>

debka Wed 24-Nov-10 21:21:15

Love his books but CRINGE at the way he caresses his ingredients.

And Nigel, please cut your hair.

ClaireDeLoon Wed 24-Nov-10 21:24:29

I love Nigel and I won't have a word said against him do you hear!! SIL knows him slightly through her job and says he's lovely.

SparklyJules Wed 24-Nov-10 21:24:41

<whispers> I like him <whispers>

geraldinetheluckygoat Wed 24-Nov-10 21:32:09

I bet he is lovely in real life....but on telly hes just uncomfortable viewing grin

nomorecake Wed 24-Nov-10 21:35:11

i'm sure he's very nice person.

but what is with the pause, then longing backward glances at the food. as if he's going to sweep it off the plate and make love to it right there on the table?

ChoChoSan Wed 24-Nov-10 21:40:39

I loved the Guardians preview...Nigel implores us to 'know the pleasure of a marrow'

ClaireDeLoon Wed 24-Nov-10 21:41:53

well yes, 'know the pleasure of a marrow' is a bit fnar fnar I do admit.

geraldinetheluckygoat Wed 24-Nov-10 21:43:42

haha! very funny!

LittleCottonSocks Wed 24-Nov-10 22:31:03

I like him!!

sharbie Wed 24-Nov-10 22:35:31

agree about the hair and grin at the marrow

PURPLESWAN Wed 24-Nov-10 22:41:49

Oh I love him, I get the feeling he loves food rather than "wants to be a celebrity" and is just using food to get there.

But then I do loathe most of the other TV chefs.

pointydog Wed 24-Nov-10 22:45:54

I can't watch nigel. I come over all queasy. But I love his recipes.

moondog Wed 24-Nov-10 22:47:24

I love Nigel.
I suspect he isn't grest on tv buit as i don't watch it i remain hermetically sealed from any unpleasantness.

PURPLESWAN Wed 24-Nov-10 22:50:24

Nigels Cornflake cakes are the best ever, all gooey, sweet and bad for you - just how they are meant to be.

unavailable Wed 24-Nov-10 23:06:42

SMUG? OP Are you sure you arent confusing the lovely Nigel with porn queen Nigella Lawson?

geraldinetheluckygoat Thu 25-Nov-10 11:25:58

well done moondog! "hermetically sealed" grin

Look, tbh I have never cooked anything from any of his books...so I AM basing my opinion purely on my (sick making) viewing experience last night grin

Unavailable - definitely not, but wouldn't they be hillarious as a couple? Like a really dreadful psuedo-porn Richard and Judy...

ConstanceFelicity Thu 25-Nov-10 11:28:07

I fancy him

<<hopeless lover of gay men emoticon>>

geraldinetheluckygoat Thu 25-Nov-10 11:36:23

Good God ConstanceFelicity grin

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