He is fab and an example to other chefs in how to behave. No need for all that sweary nonsense. It looks like Tom Kerridge is also going to co-present and he is also lovely. I will be watching. It's starting next Monday on BBC2.
I was disappointed in the wine bit. The woman (forgotten her name) didn't give details of any of the drinks (I assume she couldn't for some reason) I'd have liked her to suggest a good Riesling to try and where to buy it etc. Like they do on Saturday Kitchen.
I bet they didn't gi e the wine info. E cause they want you to go to the website. I also like that programme that came from borough market, I think tom Parker-Bowles was in it sometimes, was it called Market Kit hen or something?
The new programme has an issue though, but they may have turned the weakness into an opportunity or at least partly.
The BBC is enforcing its guidelines to avoid mentioning or endorsing specific brands, and while that may be OK for a cut of pork, or balsamic vinegar as a cooking ingredient, it is not helpful for wine. Consumers expect to know what wine is being drunk and tasted so they might find it and buy it.
Other programmes, such as Saturday Kitchen, also include wine content, and presenters such as Olly Smith, Tim Atkin, Susie Barrie and Peter Richards show a single bottle and because of this, it is almost exclusively selected from UK supermarket shelves so that it is available to a majority of the shows audience.
Food & Drink gets around the issue of where to select wines from by having Kate Goodman focusing on the provenance of the wine itself, educating the audience (in a gentle way) about styles of wine rather than promoting individual bottles and therefore studiously ensuring the brand is not shown, but being able to use wines only available in smaller merchants, and at a much higher average price point. Last nights wines were a £13 Dao red from Portugal and a £13 German Riesling.
[if you want to know what I believe the wines were, visit my That Wine on TV site - just a play-thing at the moment]
A bit like making Film 2013 without naming any specific films then.