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Royal recipes series 3

Postby mark111757 » Mon May 14, 2018 11:19 pm

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Looks like a 5 part series according to the radio times, Mon thru Fri, 345 - 430pm

Has also made the down load circuit

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby Renée » Mon May 14, 2018 11:53 pm

I watched it yesterday, Mark and found it very interesting. I hadn't realised that it was on every day, so thanks for that.

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby Gillthepainter » Tue May 15, 2018 10:49 am

Can someone explain to me why Michael Buerk hosts this show?

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby Stokey Sue » Tue May 15, 2018 11:45 am

He's been there for all three series, I think the idea is that he knows a fair bit about history but naff all about cooking, so he can be the pupil for the experts. And he does good voice over of course. I think someone more hands on might have been better but can't think who

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby Gillthepainter » Tue May 15, 2018 11:53 am

Ah, I see. Thanks Sue.
He doesn't seem to have a way of explaining food when he eats it, other than "mmmmm, that's nice" basic sort of vocab.

I cannot think of another bod who might be better either off the top of my head.

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby Sakkarin » Tue May 15, 2018 2:14 pm

I have to confess I thought it was John Humphreys, whose reason for being host would have been that he has written a foodie book.

Clearly it's Michael Buerke, but JH is my contender in the same ilk, although it would not for me make the programme any more watchable I'm afraid.

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby jeral » Tue May 15, 2018 3:33 pm

Wasn't it John Humphreys who always wanted a sheep or cow farm and when he retired bought one then gave up after a year as it was hopelessly monetarily untenable? (Sorry, can't be bothered looking it up.)

Maybe Jennie Bond as a long term Beeb royal correspondent would be a good "foil"?

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby Renée » Tue May 15, 2018 5:40 pm

Jennie Bond would be most suitable Jeral.

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby Sakkarin » Tue May 15, 2018 6:00 pm

Just accidentally watched 10 minutes of it, and they were making Her Maj's favourite cake, which apparently is Ginger Cake. It reminded me of one of my favourite cake standbys, Levi Roots' Jamaican Ginger Cake recipe, so I dug the recipe out while they were doing it, and it is virtually identical.

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby jeral » Tue May 15, 2018 6:35 pm

Go Levi! Ginger cake is one of the first things I made as a teen (after chocolate sandwich cake of course) although it was more like a Simnel cake as it had all sorts in it and was delicious, especially when hacked at straight from the oven.

A cake I've never mastered is "Granny Cake", a light cake with sultanas and crystallised sugar on top. Mainly because I don't know what the base cake mix is. But, hey, it wouldn't last 20 seconds once out of the oven.

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby Gillthepainter » Tue May 15, 2018 6:48 pm

Ha! John Humphreys. I can see why you'd confuse the 2.

I'd choose Ray Mears.
But then again, I'd choose RM for any programme if I could. I find him very watchable.
He can probably cook a ginger cake too, he's got cooking skills.

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby Sakkarin » Tue May 15, 2018 7:22 pm

But wouldn't his version of ginger cake involve a handful of foraged plants and insects, being cooked by burying in a pit of hot coals for 4 hours?

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby Gillthepainter » Wed May 16, 2018 8:44 am

Good point, Sakkers. A tweak too far ;_)

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby karadekoolaid » Wed May 16, 2018 8:57 pm

I just wonder if they´re going to serve Buffalo Wings.
And then have Lady Thorbenberry - Gustatz -Herzenboogle painstakingly asking the Chef how many flying buffalo are in Her Majesty´s grounds :gonzo :gonzo :gonzo

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby jeral » Wed May 16, 2018 9:49 pm

karadekoolaid wrote:I just wonder if they´re going to serve Buffalo Wings.
And then have Lady Thorbenberry - Gustatz -Herzenboogle painstakingly asking the Chef how many flying buffalo are in Her Majesty´s grounds :gonzo :gonzo :gonzo

Or prairie oysters or Bombay Duck "from the lakes in the royal grounds"?

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby mistakened » Thu May 17, 2018 11:43 am

But I have learnt the difference between brilliant cut diamonds and cushion cut diamonds

I would have liked to see the full list of canapés at Charles & Camilla's wedding, not just the Egg & Cress sandwiches

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Re: Royal recipes series 3

Postby jeral » Thu May 17, 2018 6:42 pm

It said on TV that the royal occasion would be a week's worth of entertaining dignitaries so how much we'll get to know is debatable and probably only odd snippets of the royal "breakfast" as you suspect.

The family might well be longing for pie and mash or egg and chips by the end of it though ;)

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