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Ready Steady Cook
Member Name: NikkiH
Ready Steady Cook
Date: 07/12/00, updated on 31/07/01 (310 review reads)
Advantages: Useful hints and tips
Disadvantages: None now Fern has left
Firstly, I make no secret of the fact that I dislike Fern Britton, and could not conceal my delight when Ainsley Harriot took over as presenter.
For those in the dark, this programme has 2 versions.
The first is when 2 members of the public join 2 "celebrity" chefs to cook a meal made from a bag of ingredients up to the value of £5, which have been purchased by said member of public. There are 2 teams, red tomatoes and green peppers. Each team has 20 minutes to cook a dish, and then the contestant tastes the dish and the audience vote for the winner.
The truth is that the contestants do not bring the food with them at all. The food is chosen by the production staff, however they do ask the contestant what type of dish they want to cook.
By rights it should be pretty boring, but it is not. The banter between the guests, chefs and hosts is amusing and very witty at times.
The alternative version is Celebrity Ready Steady Cook. In the past,it has featured Lee and Clare from Steps. Anne Robinson was a guest a few weeks ago, and her cruel wit was very amusing.
The show is on BBC1 on Wednesdays at 7:30pm, and youwill be able to catch repeats on SKY, although they will probably feature Fern at her most patronising.
I am not the best cook in the world but have picked up some useful tips such as how to remove the skin from peppers easily!! Laugh if you like, but it helped me.
Take a look next time it is on, you will enjoy.