Television
Dwarf pie with Heston Blumenthal

Dwarf pie with Heston Blumenthal

They say you should never meet your heroes, but when the email arrived asking would I like to talk to Heston about pies, only a total idiot would say no. Now I’ve worked with a few names in this business, but The Man from Bray was without doubt the most pleasant, interesting, and knowledgeable chap...
An audience with Delia Smith

An audience with Delia Smith

We live in the age of the story, the news angle, the life before and the multifaceted career after… but Delia just isn't built that way. A bit like Cliff Richard, she's never had another job, other than teaching the nation to cook. It's pretty much all she's done. She offered no opinions on the...

Finding supporting content doesn’t get taffa than this!

Having just watched the Masterchef  final where Mssrs Wallace and Torode crowned (though with that trophy branded might be more appropriate) family man and Beaminster resident Mat Follas the winner, I headed over to the beeb site for more post TV buzz/come down.  The BBC homepage had nothing, ditto the /two page, the /food page...

I could eat a horse.

Channel 4, like the BBC and other broadcasters, has a viewer enquiry team who handle calls, letters and emails from members of the public on a variety of issues from “my picture looks funny” to “I can not believe you are going to transmit a programme that endorses the consumption of horsemeat.”. The horsemeat quote...

Jamie Oliver: Schooldinners

Jamie Oliver: Schooldinners.Watched ‘Return to Jamie’s School Dinner’s‘ last night. On the one hand I think what he’s trying to do is grand (as I talked about first time round). On the other hand he’s divvy’d the blamed up between the School Governors, the LEA, the Government, the local pub who pulled out, and finally...

Buffalo…Tuxedo…Doctor Who…Wetlands

I’m back, after a week off seeing family up north and researching a story about buffalo farming in the Peak District (more on that later as I’m working to get a publisher for it – some shots on Flickr) We also visited Chatsworth House, which if you’re ever in that neck of the woods is...