Saw the final show of the Heston b show on channel 4. Couple of things firstly could’ve easily been one show. He seems to have turned little chef into a gastro pub, still not sure if it will work on a grand scale most gastro pubs have a job producing consistent good food in one smallish pub, let alone by some harassed 19 year olds at 7 o’clock on gloomy February Tuesday morning by the side of some A road.
It won’t be helped by the fact the British public don’t like simple food done well they like simple food messed about with and spoilt. You can never get steak frite you’ve got have steak and chips with some grim blue cheese sauce on it and garlic bread, you never get fish pie it has to have pineapple on it why because people think that sort of thing is special and fancy it’s why they won’t stop stuffing cheese with random fruit or having chorizo on pizza. Oh and it has to come in a skip size quantity regardless of the quality.
So if Heston knocks up a decent sausage and mash half the population will think it would much better with a cheese single on the top and side or of nachos.Oh and I much prefer it when Heston just cooks, it’s what I want from a cooking show cooking