Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Where are you Delia? Let's be having you! Come on!
Football mad celebrity chef Delia Smith is to return to our screens after retiring in 2002 due to being too old (her words, not ours).
The BBC has announced that she'll be back with a new series which promises to show "her using ready-made products alongside her own techniques and revealing shortcuts to take the effort out of cooking."
...Cannot compute, this is such a stunningly original idea we can't believe no one has thought of it before.
Oh wait a minute, they have, haven't they, in fact virtually every cookery show of the last 10 years has promised similar labour-saving techniques culminating in Nigella Lawson's current series featuring her, a barely functional wreck, dribbling chocolate down her dressing gown as she rants on about how little time people have these days.
We wish Delia luck in trying to breathe life into a tired format but we think she should probably stick to what she does best – laborious, patronising recipes for masochists with far too much time on their hands.