This is it folks. This week is the big one for our intrepid chefs on the Great British Menu. The eight gladiators who have made it through their regional heats must do battle one more time, in order to get one of their dishes on the final menu of the banquet honouring 100 years of the Women’s Institute. Out of those eight, there is one woman, which in some respects is a travesty. But I have high hopes for Jak O’Donnell and I do believe she will get through, after smitting a fellow chef or two with her fish slice and leaving them in iddy-bitty pieces on the kitchen floor.
Whenever a final looms into view, my brain always has the tendency to inject the ear-worm that is the ‘Final Countdown’ into proceedings. That 80’s soft rock hit by Swedish hair warblers, Europe. Even as I type, the refrain “DE DE DE DAH, DE DAH DAH DAH, DE DE DE DAH, DE DAH DAH DAAAH” is running through my head. Which is making it very hard to concentrate. So I think I will just give you a quick, succinct rundown of the chefs who are competing this week and what I felt were their standout dishes.
Starting with Jak (give ‘em hell!)