Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Last night

I sat open-mouthed through the whole of The Delicious Miss Dahl last night. I think she's lovely and she's only trying to have a career for God's sake - but was any of that show her idea? Was all that stuff about the mozzarella and saying "luscious" every ten seconds and that Fifties frock and all that really, really what she's like? If so, then I guess that's all just fine.

But I suspect from the way that she giggled in a slightly embarrassed way after delivering some of the more risque lines that there was a producer off screen going "Sorry, sorry - this is supposed to be a SELFISH day. Can you say selfish and indulgent a bit more, please? Thanks."

I don't know, there was just something a bit contrived about it, like telly people can't fathom that you could just have a show called "Cooking with Sophie" where she makes some stuff and says "This is quite nice for breakfast." It has to be a massive themed performance, like a giant fancy-dress birthday party with clowns and a bouncy castle and a present table, rather than just jammy dodgers and crisps and a run round the garden.

And the worst thing about it was that she doesn't know how to pronounce "bruschetta", which just made me feel sad.

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  1. Ha ha. Oh poor Soph- she's been whacked over the head with the Nigella stick, cursed by her 'come hither' eyes and perky bosom. *sighs* Wonder if her Producer is a bloke...

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  3. She must be a great (and more confident) home cook in real life, where she's not jostling for kitchen space amongst trinkets, flowers and nicknacks, being bossed around by said director and tidied up after by an army of food stylists. I wasn't sure how long that bruschetta was going to stay intact either...

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  4. Yes it was the bruschetta moment that did for me...was almost moved to tears by the terribly sad story of the toddler who goes out alone for sushi every weekend, but then realised he would no doubt grow up to be/was already an odious c*nt.

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  5. I died for her. The production just made her out to be this floaty ghastly person who's never done a hard day's work in her life. Not good. At least with Nigella you feel like she's been through hell & has got something to say. Poor Sophie, it's awful and my fiance is such a meanie.

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  6. Well... a friend of a friend (although a bit more straight forward than that but nevermind) was working with the production of this and according to him/her SD cannot cook at all. It was all done by other people as she wasnt able to do even simple tasks without outside help! Disclaimer: I wasnt there and cannot testify so lets say its a gossip but whats that about the smoke & the fire, eh? :)

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