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The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby Pepper Pig » August 16th, 2017, 9:39 am

I really enjoyed it. Thought the families were talented and knowledgeable.
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Re: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby suffolk » August 16th, 2017, 9:43 am

I enjoyed it too ... although it did feel a little tentative ... they were obviously being careful not to have too many similarities to GBBO and I think they succeeded. I'd like a little more info about the ingredients/recipes they used ... but perhaps that will come further in to the competition.
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Re: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby StokeySue » August 16th, 2017, 9:45 am

Yes I'd forgotten it was on, was pleasantly surprised when I channel hopped and saw Giorgio Locatelli :luv:
Rosemary, who can irritate, was at her best, friendly, expert, and calm
Will probably watch more, the 'hone and away' format works well
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Re: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby Pepper Pig » August 20th, 2017, 11:25 am

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Re: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby StokeySue » August 20th, 2017, 1:25 pm


Another series of Italy unpacked :D
Need to get the book, love the nod to Hockney's Mr and Mrs Clarke in the photo
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Re: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby scullion » September 10th, 2017, 9:36 am

i've given this a couple of tries and much as i (also) adore giorgio i find it doesn't really grab me. the format may be sort of similar to the bake-off but i find it just misses the spot.
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Re: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby PatsyMFagan » September 11th, 2017, 8:11 am

It's all out of sequence too ... you can tell this by what everyone is wearing .. :( Am I being too picky ;)
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Re: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby StokeySue » September 11th, 2017, 9:04 am

Because,it's,quite slow, it makes a huge difference whether or not it you like the families I think
I've watched two episodes, one I liked the families and enjoyed, one family I wanted to shake into the real world and so enjoyed it less
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Re: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby scullion » September 13th, 2017, 4:45 pm

i think you may be right, sue. that may be why i don't warm to it so much.
in times of stress sometimes some of the more unpleasant aspects of someone's personality come out. there have been a couple of people who i've thought rather abrasive in the way they've spoken to/treated other members of their family group.
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Re: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby Pepper Pig » October 20th, 2017, 1:09 pm

Anyone sticking with this? I really enjoyed the semi-finals. 8-)
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Re: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby earthmaiden » October 20th, 2017, 1:25 pm

I've only seen bits of it - too many other programmes to catch up with! I have enjoyed it though. I saw the end of it last night.
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Re: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby PatsyMFagan » October 20th, 2017, 5:48 pm

I've just discovered 'My Kitchen Rules UK ' ... and enjoying it ;) :tu:
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Re: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby TeresaFoodie » October 31st, 2017, 9:03 am

I have been trying to watch this but just can't get into it. It may be on repeat by now, not sure how behind I am. I have never liked Zoe Ball, something about the way she sucks in a gasp between sentences, and Georgio creeps me out after I had a weird dream about him years ago, Rosemary gets on my nerves after every mouthful she tries. 'That..is...just...' and then I find myself trying to guess the next word. Will it be gorgeous, delicious, scrumptious, bland, amazing......etc. Why that should irritate me I don't know, maybe it's her lack of expression. It's a shame that the presenters put me off as I have enjoyed watching the families coming together and the food has been interesting.
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Re: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Postby earthmaiden » October 31st, 2017, 9:14 am

Not the programme for you then Tezza! :lol: :lol:
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