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03-04-2021, 19:20   #31
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I was supposed to go see Waiting for Godot, it was the Sunday matinee, but they cancelled it because of a no-show, so I went to mass instead.

Ahhh, Waiting for God.
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I’m sick in bed, very short attention span and stamina.
So watching a fair bit of TV, mostly cookery, home improvements and other stuff that just keeps my brain ticking over.
I was wondering who would you say is the most boring chef with their own program on tv at the moment.
Almost all of them. All these shows are done by numbers at this stage and are entirely fake.

The original travel chefs still remain the only real deal.
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That new ginger lad on RTÉ. Something just not right about it all.
Is it this lad? He's Mark Moriarty

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Is it the lad on the right?

Don’t think so, but it could be as he’s not hugely unlike him so it could be years ago.


This lad https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/food/20...ng-to-rte-one/
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Don’t think so, but it could be as he’s not hugely unlike him so it could be years ago.


This lad https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/food/20...ng-to-rte-one/
I think I meant the left.
That’s the guy I was thinking of.
I saw him a good bit on the Today Show and wouldn’t be gone on him at all.
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I think I meant the left.
That’s the guy I was thinking of.
I saw him a good bit on the Today Show and wouldn’t be gone on him at all.
He's maybe missing a bit of oomph to stand out given the number of different chefs that are out there but his cook-in series features easily do-able dishes at home so I'll be watching the new episodes.

I'd probably pick Tom Kerridge or John Torode.
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I always thought Kevin Dundon was a bit of a bore. He lacks charisma and he sometimes comes across as too serious.
Really? Is he the guy with a south midlands accent or am I thinking of Kevin Rudd? Midlands man is the chap who gives cooking tips on the radio sometimes, on Today with Claire Byrne. I like him.

It's strange, every chef I've met in real life (just ordinary, anonymous chefs, now) are lovely. But I've worked in kitchens during college and did a few cookery courses, and to a man, those ones were all arseholes. I suppose they work under such pressure that anyone would be a dick in their shoes. In one place I worked in the UK, the restaurant owner was afraid of her chef. He was so good he was apparently bullying his own boss. Dreadful atmosphere in some of those kitchens. It gets a bit out of hand tbh, in my limited experience.
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All TV chefs are boring. The preponderance of cookery programmes on TV these days must surely be a key signifier of late stage capitalism.
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All TV chefs are boring. The preponderance of cookery programmes on TV these days must surely be a key signifier of late stage capitalism.
A feature of ancient Rome in its death throes, was the snob value of having a celebrity chef come over and prepare a lavish meal for one's guests. Pig's labia was deemed to be a delicacy after some celebrity chef offered it up.

(from a book I read years ago - the title escapes me atm)
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A feature of ancient Rome in its death throes, was the snob value of having a celebrity chef come over and prepare a lavish meal for one's guests. Pig's labia was deemed to be a delicacy after some celebrity chef offered it up.

(from a book I read years ago - the title escapes me atm)

Was the book called Lip service?
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All TV chefs are boring. The preponderance of cookery programmes on TV these days must surely be a key signifier of late stage capitalism.
Hardly. The preparation of good food done well isn’t exclusive to the bourgeoisie.
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I always thought Kevin Dundon was a bit of a bore. He lacks charisma and he sometimes comes across as too serious.
He nearly burnt the head off James Martin on that cooking programme one morning-😂😂😂
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All TV chefs are boring. The preponderance of cookery programmes on TV these days must surely be a key signifier of late stage capitalism.
The crowd from ballymaloe are the worse. Constantly in rte guide as well,
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Whatever about cooking on TV, at least you can see processes and results, it's cooking on radio that gets me.

Every Friday Pat Kenny Show has a chef on Gareth somebody from Marker Hotel and he lists ingredients and instructions for a recipe and Pat goes "that sounds delicious" and it's totally ridiculous.
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I recall Jack Stein trying to ride daddy’s coat tails. Did he get dropped?
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