Thursday, October 05, 2006
Fear Of Fanny
Just when Minge had thought television had sunk to its lowest depth, dear reader, along come Julia Davis and Mark Gatiss with Fear Of Fanny.
It airs the day after my return from Bournemouth on BBC4. I can't wait.
Fanny Cradock was the harridan of the British television kitchen in the years before Nigella and Delia. She was a twisted little bitch and with no competition and an air of superiority reigned supreme, unchallenged as Britain's gastronomical queen for many years.
Her undoing? Being nasty, vile and rude when all around her were nice. Eccentric, yes. Loveable, no.
Click here to read the very interesting Wikipedia article on Fanny. Disturbing and funny, you're bound to laugh out loud (as I just have). Definitely of her time, check out three of her recipes. Would anyone make Gateau l'ambassadeur today? Would you, dear reader?