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 Bo
urnemouth 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?

12 comments:

trying2hide said...

Oh Goodness she must be who Naomi Campbell is taking clues from. On another note, I was going to ask what happened to her face but the article answered. Goodness. She had no acces to a mirror tho?

Pitty, she could have spent the money on a shrink or shock therapy rather than plastic surgery.

trying2hide said...

sadly, (or gladly) no scone recipes.
I am looking for a good apricot scone recipe now.

Minge said...

I have a good one which used dried apricoats. I'll upload it later if I have time. I've a lot to do before going dahn saaf tomorrow.

Voix said...

That is a terrifying photo, Minge. I'm going to have nightmares.

I wouldn't want her to serve me a diet Coke.

Minge said...

She did amazing things with bananas.

Andrea said...

I've done amazing things with banana's.... ;-)

Anonymous said...

That picture reminds me of Faye Dunaway in "Mommie Dearest"

trying2hide said...

Yes... I have a ton of turkish apricots around here and thought, "hmmm I bet they'd be tasty in scones." Full of iron too! Which is why I have so many of them and with my fresh spinach gone for goodness knows how long, it is back to the turkish apricots and co co wheats to go with the vitamins to treat the anemia.

Minge said...

No wire coathangers!

Minge said...

Andrea, what have you done with the bananas?

Minge said...

I promise to get on to the scone recipe...!

Andrea said...

Why, baking of course! My my, mind in the gutter!


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