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The restoration of good taste to British television
Derek Hazell (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Oxford, England
20 January 2006
This is without doubt the best food programme I have ever seen. It is
beautifully photographed, the sets are wonderful, and best of all the
presenter is the incomparable Beverley Turner.
For the first time I can remember we see a truly beautiful, classy
woman presenting a television show. With the never-ending glut of
dyed-blonde, shouting, in-your-face presenters seen in not only
mainstream, but also niche programming, I had despaired that we would
never again see someone refined and with true class - what womanhood
should be about. But "Bev" has quelled my despair. She is polite,
courteous to her guests, and is a great interviewer, actually listening
to what the guests have to say without shouting over the top of them.
Plus she has a wonderful naughty, cheeky side which occasionally peeks
through, such as when she flirts mildly with a chef, or suddenly makes
some surprising seductive comment. She also has a lovely little smile,
and sometimes gets really excited when one of the chefs makes something
she loves, such as chocolate truffles. It is really cute, and I think
she is the perfect woman. She certainly gives me something to look
forward to when I watch the show each day after a long day at work.
Apart from the superb presenter, we also get wonderful recipes cooked
by a variety of different types of chef, location reports, expert
advice, interviews, and Q&A sessions. The experts they pick are usually
brilliant, with great senses of humour to compliment their expertise.
There also seems to be an amazing number of good-looking women among
the food experts - maybe I should have gone into that as a career
rather than where I am now, as I do love to cook.
What more can I say about this show? It is absolutely perfect, with the
best female presenter I have seen in a very long time, great guests,
good lighting, photography, make-up. With the depressing state of much
television these days it is the most pleasant surprise to find a show
which can be described as perfect; it has more humour than most
so-called sitcoms, better people than any mainstream show, and for a
food-lover like me the most appetising dishes too. The epitome of Good
The question is though which is the more tasty, the food, or Beverley?
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