Never ever pick a fight with an oven. It will always win. Largely because they are often big, made from metal and can easily reach temperatures in excess of 300°C. I know this and really, so should Adam Bannister. However, after catching a snippet advertising the Welsh heat of Great British Menu this forthcoming week, he seems like he forgets himself for a moment and decides to headbutt an oven door, cutting his eye in the process.
What a silly Billy. And I bet the fact that he is co-chef of a restaurant called ‘Slice’ isn’t lost on him either.
So, what else is store for us then? Well, Mumbai born Stephen Gomes, head chef at Moksh in Cardiff, looks set to spice things up with his experimental cuisine combined with traditional Indian flavours. Although GBM veteran Tom Kerridge, who is overseeing our chefs this week, does seem worried that Stephen is holding back on the chilli heat with his starter. It all sounds rather ’beige’ according to Tom and the WI can’t be having that now, can they?
As for Cowbridge boy Phil Carmichael, protégé of GBM heavyweight Jason Atherton and executive chef at Berners Tavern in London, his greatest concern involves a very sweaty gribiche.
Now, I am not being funny but here’s what it is, I don’t think the judges are going to be too happy with that either. Especially Prue. ‘THAT’s gomping’ she might just say. Or she might not.
Let’s wait and see.