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I do not understand the Two Fat Ladies. I do not understand what they say, and I do not understand what they cook.
But I am pleased that surrealism is alive, and in the kitchen, and on television. Tivok understands this, and gets the show for me.
And check out his cookbook [amazon.com] as well. I don't cook (I have a nagging fear my kids will one day call me Iron Chef Boyardee for the amount of dinosaur pasta I foist upon them when their mom works late), but I picked it up at Costco and found it just as full of interesting science tidbits as the TV show.
The 2 fat ladies (only 1 fat lady, now alas) used to cook real food designed to keep peasants fat over winter. Tastes fucking great and has lots of fatty goodness. And real meat. Not some pathetic sliver of ham, goddam joints of the stuff. They were a good antidote to modern cooking.
See also: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall [bbc.co.uk].
I literally get woozy watching his show, because of the jerky fake-o vérité camerawork. Strike two!
Also, there's just something wrong with his accent. I can't put my finger on it, but I practically expect some relevation that he really has a totally RP accent, but years ago got a voice coach to teach him how to sound all authentic and folksy.
Strike three, he's out!
Enough with him and his kweezeen, br
On the other hand, he's fast enough in the kitchen that he's at least entertaining to watch.
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