Great British Bake-Off (AKA Great British Baking Show) Is Back! PART 2
The other thread maxed out at 600, so let's continue.
They mentioned on this week's episode that this was Paul's 100th show. He's the only on-air person who's been with the show since the beginning. On "Extra Slice" they showed some brief clips of him over the years and you can see how his appearance has changed.
|by Anonymous||reply 488||Last Monday at 3:29 PM|
Shame the American version was pulled due to a rapey contestant.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/31/2020|
Here’s Prue’s Tory MP (and BFF of Dominic Cummings, coincidentally enough) son forgetting to wear a mask after typing in all caps that everyone MUST WEAR A MASK!
And then he expressed how terribly aggrieved he was that someone would take a photo rather than getting within droplet distance of his COVID holes and asking nicely if he’d put a mask on.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/31/2020|
I never understood the hype around this show.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/31/2020|
Link to the first thread:
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/31/2020|
[quote]Shame the American version was pulled due to a rapey contestant.
I thought it was one of the judges.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/31/2020|
The show almost came to a screeching halt in 2017 when allegations of sexual misconduct were made known. Judge Johnny Iuzzini came under fire after several women came forward saying that they were subjected to sexual harassment while working under Iuzzini several years earlier. "He would stand behind you really closely and breathe on your neck," a pastry chef who worked with Iuzzini told Mic. "I think he did things to make people uncomfortable, and to see what he could get away with." One of the chefs said he stuck his tongue in her ear, and others claimed he often simulated sex acts with them from behind.
Iuzzini denied the allegations, although he apologized if he had inadvertently harmed anyone. "I am shattered and heartbroken at the thought that any of my actions left members of my team feeling hurt or degraded," he said in a statement. "More importantly, I am deeply sorry to those who felt hurt."
Whether or not Iuzzini was guilty, the damage was done. The Great American Baking Show was part way through its third season when the allegations came to light, and the decision was made to fire Iuzzini and not air the remaining episodes of the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/31/2020|
[quote]I think he did things to make people uncomfortable...
Like forcing himself on those of us with eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/31/2020|
All my favorite have been out the last few weeks. I loved Mark. Not sure who I can support now. Sometimes I like Lottie, other times I think she’s fake just doing a quirky persona for the camera. Dave is for sure a sociopath.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/01/2020|
Dave makes me uncomfortable, I like Lottie, Hermine and the other Mark.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/02/2020|
I've been so consumed with the election I forgot there was a new episode! This will be a nice comfort after a stressful week.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/06/2020|
Glad that Dave was able to redeem himself in the showstopper challenge. I think it will be Peter or Hermine who win.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/06/2020|
I can't help it, I have such a crush on Dave. Maybe it's because he reminds me of my first boyfriend: tall, dark hair and eyes, kind of dorky, good cook, BIG ASS.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/06/2020|
R9 "The other Mark" is actually a Marc.
I wish there were a way to find out what all of those references and inside jokes that the hosts are making are all about. And has anyone (beside the Brits) ever heard of a finger donut? I'm pretty knowledgeable about food and I've never heard of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/06/2020|
At first I thought finger donut was another term for cruller but those seemed more like buns than donuts.
Funny that Noel's list of great things about the 1980s was all people associated with NYC and not the UK. And that was a good era for British comedy. I wonder who he would cite as comedic influences.
Making them work with ice cream in that tent is just cruel. At least we didn't get another Bincident.
I will miss Lottie's dry humor.
I think Hermine and Peter are a lock for the final so the only suspense left is who takes the third slot. My money's on Marc. Sorry Dave, but Dataloungers will console you by fingering your donut.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/07/2020|
That fat, yet cheery and really lovely, girl makes too many mistakes to make to the finale. Dave and Marc are a toss up, but Dave’s got a better personality (gay straight guy), so I’d rather see him in the final three.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/07/2020|
You don't think Dave's personality is somewhat undermined by all his serial killing?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/07/2020|
Not if it doesn't affect his bakes, R16.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/07/2020|
I’ve loved Noel since Mighty Boosh days but he needs to bleach his choppers. Yellow teeth are yuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/07/2020|
When can you know what the theme is for the week?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/07/2020|
At the end of the episode there is usually a teaser for the next one. Next week is Dessert Week and it looks like they have to make some gelatin monstrosity.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/07/2020|
Just watched the first 2018 Christmas special and Noel is wearing an amazing pimp coat.
The second episode has Steven and Tamal. *swoon*
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/07/2020|
Did no one else catch Noel's reference to Grindr?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/07/2020|
Steven's New Year's Eve showstopper was a Dialing The Phone With a Pencil Cake!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/07/2020|
Yes, r22, I had a laugh when Noel outed ET with the Grindr reference. I also noted Peter and Dave’s legs in their summer shorts.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/08/2020|
Wow. On to the semi-finals.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/10/2020|
That fat blonde whore drives me crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/10/2020|
I think Noel has a bi side, and I think it's into Peter
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/10/2020|
Noel gave good fuck me eyes to Lottie. I will miss it.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/10/2020|
That elimination was a shocker and I demand a recount.
Hermine really was the MVP though, for her bakes and her general attitude especially during the technical.
And really, Pru? Your favorite dessert is a steamed whole lemon? Explains a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/11/2020|
Is Prue a wingnut like her son?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/11/2020|
I suppose they'll be pulling out the old fondant fancies soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/11/2020|
I hope someone leaks Dave’s cock shots.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/11/2020|
Yes, Prue is a complete wingnut.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/11/2020|
And another Christmas theme from Peter
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/11/2020|
Backstory wise it would make sense that Marc wins. One-legged, social worker and single dad taking care of his two daughters and the world during this pandemic (well, except for competing on the show). And he's from CORNWALL, which seems mighty important for some reason since it's usually mentioned at least once in each episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/11/2020|
Who cares about Cornwall? I’m from WALES! Here I am with a traditional WELSH bara brith mushroom!
There are WELSH secrets lurking beneath that classic WELSH fondant — WELSH Red Dragon cheddar and WELSH laverbread!
Because I’m WELSH, and that’s how we do it in WALES!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/11/2020|
[quote]Sorry Dave, but Dataloungers will console you by fingering your donut.
Depends on the filling.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/11/2020|
I think they want Hermine to win. (She's my favorite, too.)
Now, watch her get the boot next week.
Really, this is their weakest final four they've ever had. In any other season, none of them would have made it this far.
It had better not be that dreary fat girl for the win.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/12/2020|
Using rose water would be the kiss of death, but someone will try it. The challenge should be to make a cake in the shape of your genitals.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/13/2020|
The two cute guys made it through to the semi final and that’s what matters to DataLounge.
Either Dave or the charming fat blonde woman will be eliminated next. I hope it’s the fattie.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/13/2020|
Ridiculous to eliminate Marc. He’s heads & shoulders about Laura
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/13/2020|
Fat Fraus love fat fraus on the telly r43
Remember, it’s a TV series and ratings are the one true god
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/13/2020|
Laura did better than him though. His was definitely the worst showstopper.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/13/2020|
Fat lady makes me cry, she is so scary and fat.
David looks like a sociopath.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/13/2020|
Bless your confused, illiterate heart r47
Dave looks like he could throw a mean fuck
Peter is 100% bottom
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/13/2020|
So is there a reason the Extra Slice for episode 7 (last week's) hasn't shown up in the usual place that's linked here? Is it available somewhere else (for us US viewers)?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/13/2020|
clump posts when they post.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/13/2020|
Extra Slice was a day early this week.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/13/2020|
HDClump has Episodes 7 and 8 of the actual series, but Extra Slice stops after Episode 6.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/13/2020|
clump posts when they post.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/13/2020|
Are all these bizarre concoctions (like the jellies and highly ornamented cakes) common in Britain? Or is it just for the show?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/13/2020|
The jelly's are pretty gross looking. Does the jelly have a taste? (Has anyone had anything like this?)
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/13/2020|
They're not at all common. It's high end patisserie stuff, probably more common in France than the UK.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/13/2020|
Paul even said that Hermine's showstopper was like something he'd expect to see in the window of Fauchon in Paris.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/13/2020|
I’m still so shocked at all the American slang & sayings all of these British people are using. It’s constant. I’m watching an older GBBO series and a contestant who is a bartender was shown handing a customer a drink saying, “There you go, buddy.”
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/13/2020|
" Buddy" is probably of British origin:
1850, American English, possibly an alteration of brother, or from British colloquial butty "companion" (1802), itself perhaps a variant of booty in booty fellow "confederate who shares plunder" (1520s). But butty, meaning "work-mate," also was a localized dialect word in England and Wales, attested since 18c., and long associated with coal miners. Short form bud is attested from 1851. Reduplicated form buddy-buddy (adj.) attested by 1952, American English.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/13/2020|
SO glad Peter survived. Want Laura to go next week. They had definitely had a hard-on for Hermine the entire time. Her poppy jelly was pretty fantastic though.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/13/2020|
Imagine how red Pete's cheeks must get when he orgasms.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||11/13/2020|
[quote] " Buddy" is probably of British origin
“Buddy” is a well known American colloquialism. And most words used by americans are from the English language. That doesn’t mean all English worlds are American colloquialisms. .
And “there you go Buddy” is as American as you can get.
“There you are mate” would be more like what a British person would have said up until recently.
And hearing British people say “you guys”....grates on the ears. And don’t give me bs about how “guy” is a British word. “You guys” is a well known Americanism.
“Mate” is a well known word for “friend” but is not an Americanism. Get it? Not all English words are American colloquialisms. Not all English colloquialisms are used in America.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||11/13/2020|
[quote]Paul even said that Hermine's showstopper was like something he'd expect to see in the window of Fauchon in Paris.
Paul must not get out much. Gelatin (or more authentically, agar) with injected flower designs started as an ornate version of mizu shingen mochi.
It really took off when “satisfying” videos became popular, which is a good thing since it’s a lot nicer to look at than it is to eat.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/13/2020|
Of course they kept the cute twink instead of the old guy. Peter's 3 bakes were all weak but oh, those eyes . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 67||11/13/2020|
R64 Do shut up. Or fuck off. Ideally both.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||11/13/2020|
Hermine is smart. She really knows how to bake, she follows the instructions to a T, and if she's not sure of a recipe she doesn't try to fancy it up, but makes a classic version. Even those with her own inventive touch tend to be sensible variations. That Japanese poppy cake was nothing I would want to eat, but it hewed to the rules perfectly and was stunning.
I loved Lottie's sense of humor (and her eye makeup!) but she always would try things beyond her skill level and it doomed her.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||11/13/2020|
Dear god, you're tiresome r64.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/14/2020|
I would like to console Dave when he loses,
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/14/2020|
r73 Thanks! I guess we're never going to get Episode 7.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/14/2020|
I think Lottie cast a witch's spell of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/14/2020|
[quote] shut up. Or fuck off. Ideally both
|by Anonymous||reply 76||11/14/2020|
" What did they put in there before a lemon - syphilis?"
|by Anonymous||reply 77||11/14/2020|
Does Peter get penetrated by Mr. Spoon next week?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||11/14/2020|
Sure, why should next week be any different?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||11/14/2020|
Either Mr. Spoon or Dave.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||11/14/2020|
So who will make the finale besides Hermine?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||11/14/2020|
Are they seriously pulling out those fucking fondant fancies again?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||11/14/2020|
So, does anyone believe the Sun report that Paul was banging Lottie? This is about how fans think he had the hots for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||11/14/2020|
Would Hermine be considered an underdog? I thought she did very well so far with her exotic take on her baked goods.
You can see cracks in both Dave and Peter and they seem to slip to the bottom of the challenges.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||11/15/2020|
[quote]You can see cracks in both Dave and Peter
|by Anonymous||reply 86||11/15/2020|
The eventual Bake-Off winners often have late-series wobbles. However, you could argue that it would be less likely this series, as the schedule is so much shorter and bakers don't have as much time and opportunity to recover and take stock.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||11/15/2020|
If our jokes weren't fairly obvious I would think the Extra Slice writers are trolling Datalounge for ideas.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||11/15/2020|
Every time there is a young, attractive female contestant, rumors go around that Paul is showing favoritism. Considering that Lottie got knocked out halfway through, the favoritism couldn't have been that acute. I think if there is favoritism being shown to a contestant, it's Peter.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||11/15/2020|
Everyone... hosts, judges, other contestants....wants to bang Peter
|by Anonymous||reply 90||11/15/2020|
I do.... and I can't bake.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||11/15/2020|
There is no way that Laura belongs in the final three. She has been a fun contestant but has had too many near disasters.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||11/15/2020|
Near disasters? I would say actual disasters!
She’s a hot mess for sure.
That jelly thing was terrible, yet they still liked the flavors.
She is always messing up somehow yet she pulls it off in the end. I guess editing is building a story for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||11/15/2020|
It's also possible that her bakes taste good but just look a mess. The people eliminated this year seem to be the ones who gross out the judges with terrible tasting food.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||11/15/2020|
I thought her jelly koi pond was cool. Not as attractive as Hermine's, but better looking than Peter's.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||11/15/2020|
nothing looks better than peters.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||11/15/2020|
[quote]Everyone... hosts, judges, other contestants....wants to bang Peter
Not me. I find Peter horribly unattractive. I'd choose Dave and Paul Hollywood over Peter. Or even Mark. And I would've taken Mak over all of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||11/15/2020|
Peter comes across as a virgin schoolboy. Not my cup of tea.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||11/15/2020|
Many, many porn films suggest that a lot of folks don't share your tastes, R100.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||11/15/2020|
Peter has the rosiest cheeks I've ever seen. Does he accomplish that with make-up or does he have some fetish where he gets off on people pinching his cheeks?
|by Anonymous||reply 102||11/15/2020|
Peter definitely has a nice ass. I guess all of that badminton is doing him good.
I can't make out what the tattoo is on Dave's left outer calf.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||11/15/2020|
Ladies pinch, whores use rouge.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||11/15/2020|
Strange podcast, especially at 10:09 where the host says that Peter seems the type that even he could convince to go to bed with him.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||11/15/2020|
Laura should be long gone but they keep her because she’s fat & jolly.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||11/15/2020|
Answering some common questions.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||11/15/2020|
Peter must win or there is no justice in the universe.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||11/15/2020|
If you like the Great British Bake-Off Show, then I highly suggest you check out The Big Flower Fight on Netflix. It's a stunning competition show for florists and artists. I'm obsessed with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||11/15/2020|
Hermine should be a heavy favorite next week, as the theme of patisserie is her strength.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||11/16/2020|
Unless Hermine makes a colossal fuck-up, she is the winner.
In other news, I totally had a sexy dream about Dave last night.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||11/16/2020|
Bake-Off contestants have a long tradition of coming a cropper in their favourite area.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||11/16/2020|
I was a bit surprised that Marc's daughters were with him in the isolation. But then I wondered who was there for the other contestants:
The Great British Bake Off contestants and judges don’t have to follow social distancing rules because they all had to self-isolate for two weeks before filming began.
Some bakers were allowed to bring their partners and children with them, while judge Prue Leith also brought her dogs.
Those taking part also had to isolate for nine days and take three COVID tests before entering the hotel, while producers worked out ways to transport people to the hotel “so people wouldn’t need to use any public toilets.”
Everyone involved then stayed at the hotel for the whole six-week period with a schedule of “two days on, two days off”, so they formed one, huge social bubble.
To keep everyone entertained, football matches and cinema and bingo nights were held in for the cast and crew.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||11/16/2020|
For the critics of Sussex pound pudding., including the picture caption: Peter ponders his pond puds:
|by Anonymous||reply 116||11/16/2020|
[quote]Some bakers were allowed to bring their partners and children with them, while judge Prue Leith also brought her dogs.
Marc said (on Extra Slice) that there were four or five dogs there, including his own (Hamish, after whom he modeled his cake during Japanese week.)
|by Anonymous||reply 117||11/16/2020|
Hermine had a Q&A on her Instagram and she said that she and Mark were the only single parents, so it was just her son and his daughters there.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||11/16/2020|
Who did Peter bring with him? One assumes his brother is happy to have the house to himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||11/16/2020|
Peter is like the trembling heart of a captive bird...
|by Anonymous||reply 120||11/16/2020|
Peter won't want anyone round to cramp his style.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||11/16/2020|
Peter needs those long edge sessions.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||11/16/2020|
[quote]Bake-Off contestants have a long tradition of coming a cropper in their favourite area.
Such a shame when someone stumbles at a critical moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||11/16/2020|
Watching one of the earlier seasons of this snow and Rahual is painful to watch. I’m afraid he’s going to commit suicide if he doesn’t get a “well done.”
He also reminds me of a dark skinned Michael J Pollard
|by Anonymous||reply 124||11/16/2020|
Rahul and Ruby were both British Debbie Downers.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||11/16/2020|
Is it just me or is Kim-Joy from season 7 strange looking with her highly roughed cheeks?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||11/16/2020|
Rahul was fun to watch. He was always so dramatic, and yet he usually had the best bakes by far.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||11/16/2020|
Which favorites to win were upset in the finale? Which win was the most shocking to you? I thought there was no way John Whaite would win.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||11/16/2020|
Yeah I wanna bang Noel. Eating disorder and all.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||11/16/2020|
What kind of eating disorder does Noel have?
Sorry if it's from the first thread, I missed a lot of that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||11/16/2020|
Noel-banger, beware. After seeing the video of Amy Winehouse — at her filthiest and most strung-out — wipe her face after Noel kissed her on the cheek, I've always wondered why. Breath? Drool?
Please report back.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||11/16/2020|
Rahul is one of the few contestants I found hard to take. His everpresent anxiety just wasn't fun to watch. At least Ruby had some lighter moments.
[quote]Which favorites to win were upset in the finale? Which win was the most shocking to you?
I was surprised Frances won, since I thought the judges had it in for her. I was surprised Richard and Steven didn't win their seasons. But it's always a close finish so not really shocking.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||11/17/2020|
Frances was a surprise and I agree with Richard. In Frances's season, who would have been the favorite, Kimberley or Ruby?
|by Anonymous||reply 133||11/17/2020|
Noel’s giant head disturbs me.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||11/17/2020|
Noel's existence disturbs me. Unlike others here, I find him extremely annoying and not a bit funny. Every shot of him is cringe worthy and his stupid antics take time away from the bakers. He laughs at everything he says and does and he strikes me as an extremely insecure twit.
Apparently he's famous for some reason.
I'm about to give up on the show because of him.
As an aside, I think they are now casting the show for characters rather than the quality of bakers. Since the changeover it continues to go farther downhill every succeeding season.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||11/17/2020|
It’s a TELEVISION series r135
The producers have always cast for characters. If they didn’t, there would be 11 old frumpy women and 1 old queen, churning out endless perfect Victoria’s sponges.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||11/17/2020|
I don't think Noel is funny, but he seems to get along with the bakers alright. I am used to him by now.
The worst season of the show for me was the one with Frances and Ruby. Ruby would put out some ugly mess with the camera constantly fixed on her sullen face and Paul and Mary would ooh and ah over her - it made me sick! Frances could do whimsy, but they kept saying her flavors weren't great. I also wasn't a fan of the last season bunch of children who were stumped by choux pastry. This season is an improvement if you ask me.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||11/17/2020|
[quote]Is it just me or is Kim-Joy from season 7 strange looking
It's mean of me but my private nickname for her is Mokey, as in Mokey Fraggle. There's something Muppet-like about her.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||11/17/2020|
I'm aware of that, but if it was so - and you're most likely right - selecting a varied group and types of people in the early seasons still feels different than selection of "characters" in the later seasons.
It may be semantics; I'm just saying it feels and appears different. There was a definite change in the show when the move from the BBC happened.
I'm waiting for one of the bakers to tell him to fuck off. Lottie came REALLY close one time, and I was surprised they showed the exchange. Actually, it doesn't matter because I don't think they'd ever show such an exchange, but watching the bakers one can see annoyance. I mean, what are they supposed to do? Pick a fight with a host? Meanwhile they lose precious baking time while he shows off his wit and antics. I can't imagine that the bakers don't find that annoying.
I'll step away from the TV now.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||11/17/2020|
Noel slagged off Lottie in one of the post-bake tête-à-têtes where they discuss everyone’s bake. They said something about Lottie having it together (or something like that) & Noel said, “But does she? She’s all...” and he made a face and moved his head & heads around like someone who was anxiously confused & nutty. It was pretty ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||11/17/2020|
They are way too easy on Liam in season 5. His early stuff was awful, then Paul have him a handshake for some mediocre thing he baked.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||11/17/2020|
I don't blame Lottie for wanting Noel to buzz off. He was sliming up on her during every episode--he clearly wanted in her skinny jeans. With a wife and kid at home--ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||11/17/2020|
Stacy has also been on season 5 well past the time when she should’ve been sent home,
|by Anonymous||reply 143||11/17/2020|
he wanted to wear her skinny jeans
|by Anonymous||reply 144||11/17/2020|
You're going to love the positioning of Dave's technical.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||11/17/2020|
Some, hopefully, non-spoiling observations. Laura (regarding her baking skills) was described as ‘diamond in the rough’. She exudes warmth and character and could be instagram cute if she shape shifted a tad but I would watch any show she is in right now. Wardrobe direction: 3 Hawaiian, 3 plain? Plus, excitingly, Noel launches a successful ‘surprise’ rear embrace of Peter. Huzzah!
|by Anonymous||reply 147||11/17/2020|
I don't get the dislike for Laura. I mean, she's fat, so I get that part of it (this is DL, after all), but her baking is good enough for now--middle/end of the season--and sometimes excellent. I think she deserves to be there. She's perfectly fine and has a pretty good temperament.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||11/17/2020|
The viewer can only judge the baked goods based on their visual appeal. The viewer has to trust the judges how the cakes and pastries taste. And Laura's entries always look a bit rough which the judges also point out.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||11/17/2020|
I don't dislike Laura at all and think she is good television for this show. I just don't think she has been expert enough to make it to the finale.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||11/17/2020|
Laura was terrible in the first few episodes & was allowed to stay while others whose bakes were better got bounced. She’s had some absolute disasters.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||11/17/2020|
Ugh. Not happy about the final 3.
I'd say worst season ever but I couldn't finish the one with Rahul because I couldn't stand him. So unctuous.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||11/17/2020|
Lottie was better than Laura. She pulled off bakes when Laura had melted/deflated/badly cooked stuff. But Laura is more like able & entertaining than scowly Lottie (Noel called her Catface. He really didn’t seem to like her).
|by Anonymous||reply 153||11/17/2020|
She was the token diversity contestant!
|by Anonymous||reply 155||11/17/2020|
What was the stuff Dave was spraying onto his horn?
|by Anonymous||reply 156||11/17/2020|
So is it Peter to most likely win? Watch Laura win lol. Worst winner ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||11/17/2020|
They want to make Laura into a star. She’s obese but has a pretty face, she’s friendly, non threatening, good at bantering, kept up with Matt Lucas, is a big fan of musical theater. She’ll do well after the show ends.
I don’t know how these contestants can stand having Lucas & Fielding hanging around so much, making unfunny jokes that they *have to* laugh at while they’re so busy & under such pressure. They are far more intrusive than Mel & Sue were, though Lucas isn’t as persistently present as Fielding is.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||11/17/2020|
Do British people EVER eat chocolate or chocolate pastry that doesn’t have orange or raspberry in it? I hate fruit or jelly in cake. It’s too competitive with the non-jelly & non-fruit elements and doesn’t belong.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||11/17/2020|
They also appear to be obsessed with marzipan. I also remember one season when practically every bake seemed to have apricot jam in it.
Remember the American pie challenge they had one season, and all the contestants went on about American desserts being so sweet? Bitches, I just saw you make four-layer gateaus stuffed with chocolate, whipped cream, preserves, and more chocolate work on top. STFU.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||11/17/2020|
Noel talks about how he doesn't eat and his big head makes him look fat so he has to stay skinny skinny to even look halfway thin. He's looking at 50 soon and he has to fight his metabolism
|by Anonymous||reply 165||11/17/2020|
Whoever competes in the final and wants to win needs to avoid rosewater.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||11/18/2020|
Every time I see a Brit cook I lose my appetite. The food seems somehow wan and skimpy, like they're still rationing post-WW2.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||11/18/2020|
Peter and Andrew Smyth would make the cutest couple.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||11/18/2020|
[quote]Peter and Andrew Smyth would make the cutest couple.
All they could do was bump pussies and giggle. Or get a bbc to fuck them both.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||11/18/2020|
Podcast from former contestants about the semis.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||11/18/2020|
"All they could do was bump pussies and giggle. Or get a bbc to fuck them both."
I could envision Peter pounding Andrew rather vigorously.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||11/18/2020|
Jane talks a little bit too much about herself in the podcast.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||11/18/2020|
Well that was unexpected. And no, Prue, this is not the strongest final four ever. Get real.
I tried to get a screencap for the poster asking about Dave's tattoo but it's kinda blurry. I can't tell what it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||11/18/2020|
It seems to be a tattoo of a sea tortoise.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||11/18/2020|
What would happen if someone made a chocolate cake or chocolate glaze that didn’t have rozbree or ornj in it? Would they know what it was?
They’re running out of things to bake. None of them knew what a babka was & pronounced it bab-ka with ‘a’ in the first syllable sounding like “Babs”
They should bake a Schnitzer’s marble rye bread next & a black and white cookie.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||11/18/2020|
The flower-flavored foods rarely work. If I were a contestant, I would avoid rosewater and lavender like the plague.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||11/18/2020|
Are rosewater, lavender, and elderflower used much in American baking? I can't think of one time that I have had these in anything I have eaten.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||11/18/2020|
Nope, they're not common at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||11/18/2020|
If you want to suck up to Paul, banana or peanut butter flavored items are the way to go. He's said repeatedly how much he likes those.
Avoid flowers and anise, as the judges frequently criticize contestants for overdoing those flavors and ending up with dishes that taste like soap or toothpaste.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||11/18/2020|
One show I watched recently had someone making a cake with jasmine. They said “The jasmine really comes through.”
What does jasmine taste like? I’m not a jasmine tea drinker. (I’ve never tried matcha or kombucha & never will). Is it sweet?
|by Anonymous||reply 180||11/18/2020|
A better shot of his Mitch McConnell tattoo
|by Anonymous||reply 181||11/18/2020|
Critic decries the demise of the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||11/18/2020|
Dave’s got a hot meaty ass
|by Anonymous||reply 183||11/18/2020|
They’ve ruined any post-bake-off career Laura might have had by unfairly keeping her on the show. Hermine was head & shoulders a better baker, but Laura is more personable & I believe producers think people identify with her because of her weight problem — which, btw, Laura has spoken about several times as a sympathy grab (claiming she didn’t like to look at herself & feeling people would hold her weight against her). I think the showrunners positioned her as an “against the odds, rise from the ashes” story.
But audiences aren’t buying it. I mean here’s a Laura bake
|by Anonymous||reply 184||11/18/2020|
Here’s Hermine’s cake in the same challenge as Laura’s cake in the above post
|by Anonymous||reply 185||11/18/2020|
This makes no sense. Hermine is charismatic and witty.
Laura is like the nice barista you always chat with but then never notice that she is no longer working there.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||11/18/2020|
They both stayed that week, R185. When Hermine changed her show-stopper at the last minute and had no measurements, it was doomed. She was "winging" it when she didn't have the recipes practiced a dozen times, her gelatin was a disaster and turned those cakes to rubber.
It's not cumulative. What they did the weeks before is done. They're judged on the day.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||11/18/2020|
Laura is getting bullied on social media. I don’t understand why people get so aggressive over any show, let alone GBBO where everything is so much gentler and kinder than the usual reality tv slop. 2020 has really brought out the worst of humanity.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||11/18/2020|
Snort....Laura isn't having any major post show career, even if she were to win. NONE of these people are good enough/charismatic enough to forge food /media careers after this season.
Prue is an idiot; she's a corporate food person, not a real cook.
Noel just needs to go (and get his teeth whitened) nd Matt is a funny sketch actor but wasted here.
Paul is just phoning it in now.
They should have taken this year off.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||11/18/2020|
And, of course the irony with this show and its huge success is the fact the British have one of the dreariest cuisines in the world. They're TERRIBLE cooks and their major contribution to the world is "roast beef" and Yorkshire Pudding.
Oh...and, the Gin & Tonic.
And, their desserts are dire (and frequently VERY sweet) so it's a bit much when they snark on American desserts. Their obsessions with fondant and bath soap flavored desserts are truly horrifying
Oh...don't get me started on their shitty pies.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||11/18/2020|
I love roast beef. I love Yorkshire Pudding.
Oh, and I certainly love G&T.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||11/18/2020|
They're all delicious but...that's all they got.
The British suck at food.
Also: you type fat.
You type fat AND drunk.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||11/18/2020|
I prefer typing fat and drunk to typing stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||11/18/2020|
R186 Except you'd notice the store is a lot cleaner. I'm genuinely confused as to how she makes so much mess.
I think she lucked out in the judges seemed to think the mirror glaze melted in the heat, rather than her fucking it up, so they gave her a pass on how it looked.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||11/19/2020|
[quote]Laura is getting bullied on social media.
On top of the other reasons that is stupid, she's not responsible for the judges' decision. People are so weird.
I think Hermine is a better baker overall and I wish the judges had let her squeak through. But it seems clear she was the worst on the day. Ah well, at least she won't be Dave's next victim. Peter, you in danger gurl!
|by Anonymous||reply 195||11/19/2020|
Hermine comes to Laura's defense.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||11/19/2020|
It is a fucking tee-vee competition for a glass cake stand.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||11/19/2020|
Yeah, it sounds like Hermine should have been allowed to stay, but there is no point in bullying Laura. The decisions were made by the judges, and the stakes are ridiculously low.
Those who feel bad for Hermine should just send her a nice glass cake stand and call it a day.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||11/19/2020|
They also win some money, I don't know how much. It's never discussed.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||11/19/2020|
It's so weird the cash prize isn't discussed. In an American competition show, the cash prize is always announced at the beginning of each episode and sometimes multiple times during the episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||11/19/2020|
[quote] Laura is getting bullied on social media
Nobody is “bullying Laura.”. Viewers are pointing out that Hernine is a better baker than Laura & that Laura’s bakes are a mess. Several other bakers were kicked off & Laura was kept on even though she had worse bakes during the episodes when others were eliminated. The show runners have favored Laura and people are calling them - not Laura - out for showing favoritism.
Populations aren’t rising up, threatening to harm Laura or behead the showrunners & carry out a reign of terror. They’re just saying it is their opinion that Laura has been unfairly favored for reasons other than her baking talent. What those reasons are, nobody knows.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||11/19/2020|
Are any of you suggesting there's a cash prize going to provide any proof of your claims?
|by Anonymous||reply 202||11/19/2020|
No, R202, because apparently I was wrong. I just did a search, thinking I could easily give you a link but I can't. A quick perusal of google results says - no cash prize.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||11/19/2020|
BBC never does cash prizes. That is why The Vivienne on Drag race UK won a 'tv special', that played on WOW.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||11/19/2020|
Maybe glass cake stands are not readily available in the U.K.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||11/19/2020|
It's no longer a BBC show, R204, but there still isn't a cash prize.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||11/19/2020|
I think contestants get paid for interviews with newspapers & on morning tv shows. Some may get a short term cooking column in a newspaper, magazine or online for as long as anyone cares to read them. Maybe some will be paid to judge cooking at local fairs.
Do they get free food & lodging during the weeks they stay in the tent?
Can’t they get mini split AC in the tent for the hot days?
|by Anonymous||reply 208||11/19/2020|
Quite a few of the bakers put out cookbooks- not only the winners. Helena, Val, Ruby, Kim-Joy and some others all have books. I think anyone who becomes a bit of a fan favorite can enjoy some modest success from the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||11/19/2020|
Nadiya and Liam have broken into television. I mean beyond being contestants. Nadiya is doing really well, she's had several shows of her own. Liam is hosting Bake Off: The Professionals with Tom Allen from Extra Slice.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||11/19/2020|
[quote]Quite a few of the bakers put out
|by Anonymous||reply 212||11/19/2020|
She added: "If anything, I felt embarrassed at getting so far, as I didn’t feel like I deserved it."
|by Anonymous||reply 213||11/19/2020|
“Snug as a bug in a rug”
Peter is like a mythological twink elf.
I want eat to eat Peter’s ass and make him gape, because he deserves it.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||11/20/2020|
Peter looks like a cartoon character. With those red lips and his big yellow teeth he reminds me of a Blue Meany
I love the way the ratchet tabloids make a “thing” out of GBBO. Here they make a claim that a few joshing Twitter posts = “fans are devastated.”
[quote] But as Peter was preparing for the cheesecake task, he made a shocking admission - watch the video above.
[quote] Explaining his lime and ginger cheesecake, Peter said: "You can't trust a cheesecake, I have an aversion to cheese in general."
[quote] Fans were devastated by his comments, with many taking to Twitter.
[quote] One said: "I've lost all respect for Peter for that cheese comment, so now Mark is my favourite."
[quote] Jack tweeted: "Peter was one of my favourite bakers, but now he’s said he has 'an aversion to cheese' I consider him a sworn enemy."
[quote] Joseph said: "Peter on The Great British Bake Off just broke my heart, he doesn't like cheese!"
|by Anonymous||reply 216||11/20/2020|
Maybe the mythological twink elf from Narnia is lactose intolerant.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||11/20/2020|
[quote] [R216] doesn't get sarcasm
How is it sarcasm? British tabloids are now trying to push the narrative that “fans are livid” and “devastated” that Hermine was cut, and that Laura is being “bullied.”
It’s not sarcasm to claim people are livid & bullying others on Twitter when people are just making remarks about a tv show.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||11/20/2020|
R216 is gullible, even if he understands sarcasm
|by Anonymous||reply 221||11/20/2020|
[quote] I want eat to eat Peter’s ass and make him gape, because he deserves it.
I’m pretty sure that’s his brother's job.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||11/20/2020|
Ask and ye shall receive.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||11/20/2020|
i was telling, not asking.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||11/20/2020|
and you bitches better thank me for the hdclump link in the first place!
|by Anonymous||reply 225||11/20/2020|
R225 Do it or don't. Just don't expect a parade, love.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||11/20/2020|
you would not know about i=t unless i linked. so, you all fuck off.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||11/20/2020|
Dave has a bit of a jelly belly.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||11/20/2020|
Extra Slice isn’t clever, charming or funny. Am I the on one that feels this way.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||11/20/2020|
R228, who are you, Trump? Me, me, me, I did this, I did this........
|by Anonymous||reply 231||11/20/2020|
Peter in his school uniform.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||11/20/2020|
I was happy with the results. Peter did very well and was the obvious winner and Dave did very well, too. Hermine is definitely the better overall baker, but you could tell that her showstopper was atrocious. Laura has been "good TV" all along but has been the messiest baker ever. She has been lucky that someone else was just worse every week. Can't believe it won't be Peter but anything is possible in the last week.
Noel and Matt are far too intrusive and annoying this year. There was one time when I was hoping that Peter would stab Noel.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||11/20/2020|
Noel sucks. He’s bringing down the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||11/20/2020|
By the way, to hell with the person who posted about Hermine way back on Tuesday. You're not supposed to let spoilers slip until the episode is available in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||11/20/2020|
Don’t read this thread as soon as next Tuesday arrives, when GBBO is aired in Britain r235. It the only way to be sure that your enjoyment will not be spoiled.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||11/20/2020|
Meanwhile, did Henry ever come out?
|by Anonymous||reply 238||11/20/2020|
Obviously not, R238. He's on the heterosexuals' sofa.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||11/20/2020|
R220 Because it was clearly tongue in cheek. You're just one of those posters who always wants to find something to whine about, and in this case you just over-reached and made yourself look stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||11/21/2020|
Hermine was eliminated to clear the path for Peter to win, he is the favored one this cycle. Her bakes truly s u c k e d this episode, unfortunately her past triumphs couldn’t carry her, too bad. Laura is the messiest baker I have seen on this show.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||11/21/2020|
When An Extra Slice started it was great, but the popularity of the franchise made them double the length and it now feels bloated and overly cute. Too bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||11/21/2020|
[quote]Or get a bbc to fuck them both.
Is Selassie available?
|by Anonymous||reply 243||11/21/2020|
Is a photographer available?
|by Anonymous||reply 244||11/21/2020|
[quote]. You're just one of those posters who always wants to find something to whine about, and in this case you just over-reached and made yourself look stupid.
It’s a weekly contest. The absolute purpose of the show is to create drama about the contestants. There is no other reason for it to exist. It would simply be a cooking show, otherwise. The producers want people to tune in each week & their catchphrase is “Who will be our next star baker?” Not “We’d like you not to discuss various aspects of the show on social media.”
But people comparing contestants’ pastry prowess & commenting on the show’s drama are “whining”?
Do you know how contest shows work? How a fan base is developed? How to promote tv shows in other media? Stop whining about people discussing a contest series - which is something that is specifically designed to manipulate viewers’ emotions & viewpoints.
You’re one of those posters who always finds something to whine (and argue) about in Datalounge threads Go find a political thread for your endless bickering.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||11/21/2020|
[quote]Is Selassie available?
Back off bitch!
|by Anonymous||reply 246||11/21/2020|
I want to see Peter naked
|by Anonymous||reply 247||11/21/2020|
^He's pink, very pink...in all the right places.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||11/21/2020|
I want to see Dave plowing Peter's young ass.
Those two are made for each other. Manly perfection.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||11/21/2020|
R245 You're the poster who was whining about British people saying buddy. You, and the posters like you, aren't interested in discussing the show at all. You just come into these threads to find something to bitch and whine about. People can check your post history themselves to see it's true. Your only posts in this thread are the ones moaning about Brits saying buddy. Pathetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||11/21/2020|
And you, R250, are complaining, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||11/21/2020|
R251 Yes, complaining. Not whining, and not making up shit to whine about.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||11/21/2020|
Hey, you two tedious cunts! No one cars about your cat fighting.
Stay on topic...back to Peter’s hole.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||11/21/2020|
Laura will lose a crucial ingredient in that mess and blow her final show-stopper challenge.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||11/21/2020|
Next week, whichever baking gods smiled on Laura will smile on her again. The boys will collapse and she will, once again, be the beneficiary of their misfortune.
She will get the glass cake plate and, within 15 minutes, drop it and break it.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||11/21/2020|
Peter will likely go full-on psycho if he doesn't win.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||11/21/2020|
:Prue: Oh Laura, the taste is delicious! I'm so glad you decided to add more rose water to your marzipan filling.
Paul: I've never given a handshake in the finale, but this is an exception. The flavors are spot on. Delicious!
|by Anonymous||reply 257||11/21/2020|
Hermine is the better baker, but she fucked up. She presented an inedible ball of rubber. Laura’s showstopper was perfect (and apparently delicious) except for the mirror glaze.
Whoever keeps talking about “show runners” clearly has no idea how Bake Off is made.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||11/22/2020|
There's an entire play to be written about Hermine's crash and burn on the Bake Off. She's the best and most experienced baker in the competition. She made that clear at the outset of the season. She is such a strong baker that the usual tension of the competition was not there this season. At least, not for me.
And she's an accountant, fer chrissakes. Detail oriented. Everything in its place. Meticulous work. And then, for the Show Stopper, she was a disaster. Threw out everything she planned. Started baking almost free style, no recipe, no plan, no clear idea of how to complete in time. All of it in front of a video camera. And she produced the kind of result that one could expect from that self-defeating approach.
WTF happened with the recipe she had planned? Why did she abandon it and start improvising? It was the most dramatic self-sabotage that we've seen in any season of the Bake-Off. Others have failed, but there was usually some sense that the assignments had simply been beyond the skills of the bakers. Hermine unleashed Grand Guignol on the tent. She committed suicide on national television. And she looked so crushed in every shot as it all unfolded. I kept imagining her as a little girl, being beaten and berated by a drunken father.
Anyway, this needs to be written. Viola Davis will make a devastating Hermine.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||11/22/2020|
[quote] Laura’s showstopper was perfect (and apparently delicious) except for the mirror glaze.
Yeah no. It looked like melting dogshit. Laura’s food might taste good but she’s consistently had issues with presentation. In this case it wasn’t just the mirror glaze.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||11/22/2020|
Previews of the finale show Laura's showstopper.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||11/22/2020|
Indeed, those cubes of cake Laura produced were pretty rough. The irregularity of her chocolate glaze, which was an error, not an intention, drew the viewer's eye from the horrible condition of the cake underneath.
A recurring theme throughout all the seasons of the Bake-off has been that the taste is paramount. If it looks great, but is not good and pleasurable to eat... it's always held to be a failure. Ergo, Laura's visual disaster beat Hermine's rubber cake balls.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||11/22/2020|
[quote]Anyway, this needs to be written. Viola Davis will make a devastating Hermine.
Over my dead body!
|by Anonymous||reply 264||11/22/2020|
I agree that Hermine self-sabotaged. Why throw out her recipe and bake free-style for the last bake before the final? I think some part of her, conscious or unconscious, was tired of the competition and just wanted out. That's not Laura's fault.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||11/22/2020|
She was "winging it" through most of the competition and acing it though.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||11/22/2020|
That's the problem with winging it--the method words until it doesn't. It's like sitting down the night before a term paper is due and expecting inspiration to strike. Sometimes it does, but sometimes it doesn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||11/22/2020|
[quote] Whoever keeps talking about “show runners” clearly has no idea how Bake Off is made.
That’s true, there is no such thing as people who produce the show, decide what the rules should be, or tell the camera people how to video the contestants, the hosts, the procedure & the bakes - and then tell a post production team how to edit the video & present the show on a screen. There are just a bunch of people doing what they want with cameras.
And the cast members like Sue, Noel, Matt, Sandy & Mel just decide whether or not they want to work that day,; they show up and say/do anything they want. Paul & Prue go out & buy stuff and show everyone “this what we want” after printing out a recipe.
Nobody runs that show.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||11/22/2020|
R269 It's pretty embarrassing that you so thoroughly missed the point that the poster was making.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||11/22/2020|
I’m the one who made the original post about Bake Off having show runners, and I’ve worked in TV here in London for most of my adult life. My partner’s best friend is head of factual entertainment for C4 and one of my friends was editor on Big Brother (ie the person who goes through the footage and crafts a narrative and a storyline for the episode). So I have a reasonable amount of knowledge as to how these programmes are made.
Obviously all reality shows are edited with narrativisation in mind, but the idea that Bake Off is scripted or that the hosts are told who to choose as the winner/loser is just not true. Only Americans raised on manipulated “scripted reality” think that. Paul and Prue are people and no doubt have their own preferences and biases, but they genuinely do pick the person they believe performed worse that week to send home. No one pressures them or tells them “send this person home because it’ll be good drama” or “keep this shitty baker because they’re good telly.” Everything that happens in the tent is real, and none of it is scripted or pre-planned (with the exception obviously of Noel and Matt’s lines, and the concepts of the challenges). Any narratives or storylines are created after the fact in the editing room.
As far as “showrunner” is concerned, there are of course a fairly good sized number of producers and editors who all work in a team to present and edit the footage in the most entertaining way. And a separate team who plan the challenges and calculate the amount of time given and the details for the technical. But there is no single person rubbing their hands together gloating because they’ve staged things so a popular contestant will be kicked out at the last minute for drama.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||11/22/2020|
^Sorry about Bake Off not having a showrunner.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||11/22/2020|
If they don't make Peter the winner, we'll burn that tent to the ground!
Although Jack is very nice too and if they both crash and burn at least Laura's not a bitch and her bakes taste good.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||11/22/2020|
Jack is Dave's murderous alternate personality.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||11/22/2020|
Noel posting at r275. Tell us Noel, settle the argument: are you bi?
|by Anonymous||reply 276||11/22/2020|
Jack is Dave - sorry Dave.
Peter must win, obviously, I can't even remember Jack/Dave's name.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||11/22/2020|
Of course Noel's bi, what kind of question is that?
|by Anonymous||reply 278||11/22/2020|
I would love for Dave to win, obviously. All the ancillary rewards that would flow from that win would be great for a young man with an infant child.
But... if he came in 2nd or 3rd, maybe he would fall on hard times and be forced to do porn. That in the long run would be the greater good for the greater number. We would all love seeing his naked manliness thrusting away.
It's difficult to know who to cheer for this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||11/22/2020|
I'm the spirit of jazz, R276
|by Anonymous||reply 280||11/22/2020|
Prue subtly gave Hermine the finger after tasting the first dish from her in this episode. When the Hollywood and the hosts move away from Hermine's table Pru dips her middle finger in some cream and licks it off while still facing Hermine.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||11/22/2020|
Prue was a bit of a babe in her day.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||11/22/2020|
Dave’s got a nice meaty ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||11/22/2020|
Peter and Dave both have very nice asses.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||11/22/2020|
I love Peter’s legs in his shorts and apron.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||11/22/2020|
I guess a lot of people just do not know what a showrunner is.|
But that does not stop them from using the term.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||11/22/2020|
Anyone who thinks Bake Off has a showrunner knows fuck all about working in TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||11/23/2020|
I just started watching this. Peter is so pretty it's distracting.
What is up with his relationship with his brother? Is his brother, like, a blood sibling, or is "his brother" a British or Scottish euphemism for his honey bunny?
I ask because the series opened showing him playing badminton with his brother. Then he made a gluten-free cake in honor of his brother. Then he made gluten-free bread in honor of his brother. In the episode I have on now, he is making a tiered sponge cake with mathematic symbols on it to celebrate...yep.
Oddly close relationship, yes?
|by Anonymous||reply 288||11/23/2020|
Question for any Brits here: Are mango and pistachio both staple flavors/ingredients in Britain, or are they currently trendy? I can't get over how many people use both in every challenge. I don't like the flavor of mango at all and so I'd personally never use it, and I do like pistachios as a standalone snack, but I don't really enjoy them in baked goods. Yet they seem to be used by these bakers second only to flour, sugar and butter. Maybe even as often as vanilla. It seems peculiar to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||11/23/2020|
R289 Don’t forget passion fruit!
|by Anonymous||reply 290||11/23/2020|
R290 I haven't noticed a lot of passion fruit. Guava extract was used in the last episode I watched. But fukkin mango is used by several contestants in almost every single challenge. If I bit into a brownie and it had mango in it I would be absolutely heartbroken. Who would ruin a perfectly perfect plain brownie with mango?
|by Anonymous||reply 291||11/23/2020|
These are "exotic" and "inclusive" to the Brits.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||11/23/2020|
An odd feature of the Bake-Off is that the camera catches the visual presentation only. Not the taste. Never the taste. And the competition is all about food, so taste really is paramount.
Aren't the bakers using things like mango because they are sweet and very flavorful? Pistachio gets you a color that doesn't often come about when baking. Paul Hollywood loves Key Lime, so it is tempting to plan around that. When baking with chocolate, a bit of espresso in the mix gives the chocolate flavor some heft. If I recall correctly, there are things like pear that the judges always seem to find has disappeared into the mix.
If I found myself as an upcoming contestant on this show, I would ask a friend who bakes to review every episode for just this sort of tip. No way I would go 10 weeks without a memorable Key Lime dessert in my bag of tricks.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||11/23/2020|
R292 exposing itself for what it really is there
|by Anonymous||reply 294||11/23/2020|
Uncle Roger Review GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF Japanese Week
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A showrunner is the person who has overall creative authority and management responsibility for an entire television series. Often, the showrunner is a writer. He or she is not necessarily the creator of the tv show, but always an executive producer.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||11/23/2020|
Peter would be the youngest person to win the show. That would be very encouraging for the young to consider baking.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||11/23/2020|
Peter is very methodical with his bakes. Some of his explanations of his bakes shows that he understands how ingredients create texture. This tells me that he doesn't just whip up stuff and sees what (literally) sticks. I cannot recall similar remarks about ingredients in terms of flavors. In that regard I got the impression that he was lucky with some bakes and not so lucky with others.
I also got the impression that he knows how to show leg. And I appreciate his effort in that regard, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||11/23/2020|
I have seen part of one season in the past. I didn't realize there's apparently a whole culture that goes along with a handshake and so forth. It took me a couple of episodes to realize Mr. Hollywood chooses the winner that way. (What's the lady judge for?) The comedian hosts are equally annoying and fun.
The guy with the long hair looks so much like Charlotte Clymer that I want not to like him, but I find him amusing anyway. He has a good way of ruthlessly teasing people without seeming mean at all.
I'm surprised that a lot of the bakers aren't very good at it, and confused about that. Are they all home bakers, then? No professionals? (I guess I could look this up.) I expected when I turned it on that these would all be pretty accomplished bakers. It seems odd that one of the challenges is always just to follow directions and recipes. It obviously requires some knowhow since many of them fuck it up every week, but it seems like a pretty straightforward thing for anyone who knows how to bake and has a broad knowledge of baked goods.
Anyway, what a treat to discover for now. I woke up early and had the dreadful cable news on for two minutes before I got anxious, and then I remembered I had been watching this show yesterday and it was such a nice break from reality.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||11/23/2020|
You'll love all of the seasons, R299. It is consistently both good-hearted and entertaining. The contestants are all amateur/home bakers and none are professional bakers. Both Paul and Mary/Prue get input on the outcome. Paul just sometimes gives a handshake in the first round as an early bonus when he is extra impressed. It doesn't mean that that person is going to win that week.
Even with experienced bakers, things can go wrong because baking is tricky. There is a fine line between too long and not long enough be it for proving doughs, baking, etc. Also, the time element comes into play as well as the physical conditions in the tent. Sometime the heat or rain can really make things extra difficult.
Go back and watch from season one and you'll see. You'll also be happy you did.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||11/23/2020|
Are there any plans to bring back the American version without Johnny Iuzzini, or is it gone for good? (Seeing his name in this thread inspired me to rewatch the dysfunction-laden freak show that was [italic]Top Chef: Just Desserts[/italic] on the Bravo streaming app.)
|by Anonymous||reply 301||11/23/2020|
I'm not sure I need a US version. US-american competition shows always become so... competitive. This show is so refreshing because winning is not everything here. Seeing the candidates supporting each others makes the appeal for me. If the US-version was copying this concept I'd give it a try. But if it just turns into one of those food TV competitions or even worse into trash like Nailed It - no thanks. One appeal I could see: Thanks to an even more diverse population, the US-version could have bakes from the US, Mexico, Philippines, everywhere really. That might be a perk.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||11/23/2020|
Peter is indeed methodical. He does really well in the technicals, being careful and clearly knowledgeable - I don't remember anyone before being quite so consistently good in that area..
|by Anonymous||reply 303||11/23/2020|
There is no way the US could pull off the same long-running concept of a baking show without cash money prize and regular folk, who need paying jobs to keep them afloat, taking some time off from work to do the show. The show would either have to feature financially independent people who don't have to work for a living (losing some of its appeal, because these guys are rich and not regular folk like the viewers) or celebrities and *gag* social media stars and influencers who have nothing better to do during the show's filming schedule.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||11/23/2020|
Is the American looking lady (blonde and obese) very wealthy? I think they said she lives in Kent or something and she and her husband look like they have a very fancy house with a big flower garden and an outdoor pizza oven. Isn't that pretty excessive for the UK?
|by Anonymous||reply 305||11/23/2020|
What I like about GBBO is that contestants can keep their jobs and still do the competition--it only happens on the weekends. They don't pen the contestants up like veal the way US reality shows do. I know several of the younger contestants have continued with school while the season is being filmed. This season with the quarantine bubble was a big exception.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||11/23/2020|
Oh really, R306? That is interesting and different. Cool.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||11/23/2020|
Yep, in a normal season, they film the signature and technical bakes on Saturday and the showstopper bake on Sunday. Everyone then goes home and can practice their upcoming bakes (except the technical) all week. They are given an allowance to buy as many supplies as they need--that way, richer contestants don't have an advantage over poorer ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||11/23/2020|
They just had a Great American Baking Show last Dec. One of the Spice Girls was a host and Paul Hollywood was judging. To be honest, I lost interest half-way through so it wasn't very memorable but the show does still run once a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||11/23/2020|
Who would you choose as judges for an American equivalent? I would go with Ina Garten and somebody else. Any ideas on the male judge?
|by Anonymous||reply 310||11/23/2020|
There are already five million baking competition shows on Food Network, usually around the holidays. What makes GBBO so wonderful (to me, anyway) is its Britishness. No need to do an American edition.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||11/23/2020|
Wow, I just looked it up and The Great American Baking Show has had five seasons. I had no idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||11/23/2020|
Bake off The Professionals is also very watchable.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||11/23/2020|
Does anyone else watch Zumbo's Just Desserts on Netflix? It only has 2 seasons, but I like it a lot. It's set up differently in that the bottom two from the first bake of the episode have to face each other in an elimination challenge. The challenge is always some insanely complicated layered dessert cooked up by Zumbo. It's very watchable.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||11/23/2020|
He's some famous pastry chef in Australia. I never heard of him before watching the show, either. He had a chain of bakeries Down Under, but they went bankrupt a couple of years ago. I don't know if there will be any more seasons of the show or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||11/23/2020|
I think the heat did Hermine in. It messed with the proving of her savarins in the signature, plus you could see her clothes drenched with sweat at several points, and after the judge's comments it seemed like her confidence was really shaken, especially after being built up at the beginning as the favorite for patisserie week.
The technical was absolutely ridiculous - that horn thing was one of the kitschiest things I have ever seen and I'm not convinced it belonged in patisserie week. I'm sure Hermine was expecting the technical to be something typically French with choux or puff pastry, which she would have been comfortable with, but A) she wound up having to basically play with almond play-doh and B) she had to suffer the indignity of losing to Peter when she was clearly the only one who understood how to actually make the horn horn-shaped.
So basically she comes into round 3 of patisserie week feeling totally off her game and defeated, which you could see in the way she held herself. Yes she winged her recipe, but I think the heat plus the psychological toll of the first 2 rounds was what did her in. She did terribly this week and she deserved to go, but it was just so depressing watching her and knowing that under different circumstances she could have done so much better.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||11/23/2020|
Aussie Bake Off has great judges and unfunny cunts hosting.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||11/23/2020|
I agree that the horn thing was ridiculous. The technical should test their skills in classic bakes, not some weird recipe nobody has ever heard of, much less eaten.
|by Anonymous||reply 319||11/23/2020|
R314 Zumbo’s Just Desserts was crap. A friend conned into watching. I still haven’t forgiven him for wasting my time.
R317 In America, black people usually like high temperatures. A psychiatrist friend told me that...black people were energized by warner temperatures. Hermine was sweating through her dress, but it was poor planning that did her in...not her swamp ass pussy.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||11/23/2020|
And it didn't even look or sound appetizing. It looked donut like, but it was also crispy. I didn't get that recipe at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||11/23/2020|
American television would need to have conflict featured in order to appeal to the only important demographic ( 19-40). That would ruin the entire show. They'd also get people like Tyra Banks to host.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||11/24/2020|
Warning to those who don't want to be spoiled -- the finale airs tonight in the UK. Netflix won't have it until Friday.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||11/24/2020|
Thank you for the warning r323
There’s one egregious cunt who wants to spoil it for US viewers.
I will not read this thread until I view the finale on Friday morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||11/24/2020|
There's one egregious cunt who doesn't know the world revolves around me.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||11/24/2020|
R299, the technical challenge is not just "following a recipe." The recipe leaves out key information.
Measurements, time to bake, temperature to bake---all of this information is regularly left out. Sometimes it just says "prepare the dough."
Also, many of the pastries are obscure, so the bakers are unlikely to have seen or tasted them.
No photo is provided, so they may not know how it is supposed to look or taste when done. And because they are given a limited amount of each ingredient, they cannot always fix mistakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||11/24/2020|
I liked the technicals much better when they were recipes people had heard of. Nobody has ever heard of that cornucopia thing, and it looked awful. I'd much rather see them make flan or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||11/24/2020|
I was spoiled last week because the Google news thing on my phone (the one where you swipe right and there are articles they think might be of interest to you) had Hermine's ouster in the damn headline. It's really difficult not to get spoiled anymore unless you just avoid everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||11/24/2020|
In past seasons it was mostly stuff you never heard of like like La Religouse and the Princess Cakes.
I think this season they are doing things that are more familiar. (Bagels? Babka? Really")
|by Anonymous||reply 330||11/24/2020|
Peter must be the type who keeps Christmas decorations up all year round.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||11/24/2020|
I like the somewhat obscure technicals but they do take it too far sometimes. I thought the horn of plenty was okay in theory but not for patisserie week since it seems more like a biscuit sculpture than a pastry.
Nothing was as bad as that pita technical.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||11/24/2020|
Laura needs to work on her pronunciation of nougatine.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||11/24/2020|
An emotional finale: laughter when Laura tried to bury herself up to her shoulders in the fridge; surprise that naughty Noel’s ‘key party’ quip was kept in and a little tear of joy for the winner and sadness for the tribute at the end.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||11/24/2020|
Rowan’s update came as no surprise.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||11/24/2020|
already on the clump. where's the fat whore that posts like she found it in the first place?
|by Anonymous||reply 337||11/24/2020|
peter's mom said she remembers "gay afternoons making cupcakes with his brother."
|by Anonymous||reply 339||11/24/2020|
He’s learning to sew his own waistcoats, r338.
I think if I searched DL for the topic I’d find a series of shrieking posts demanding immediate help with buttonhole placement and whether or not a Magic Flute lining goes with houndstooth.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||11/24/2020|
I always like it when you can hear the crew applauding after the final bake. And the updates on the bakers staying in touch.
What am I going to do now without new episodes of Bake Off to give me warm fuzzies?
|by Anonymous||reply 342||11/24/2020|
I'm sorry but Noel and Matt were just plain annoying. Their " conversations" were non-sensical, especially Noel's, and did nothing to either help the bakers or get information. A total waste of time.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||11/24/2020|
I love how the Showstopper challenge was judged/edited to make it look like Laura might remotely have a chance, while the judges tore both other (perfect looking) bakes to pieces.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||11/24/2020|
Someone commented on reddit words to this effect: Bakers, for your technical challenge, Paul and Prue would like you to make eight chocolate covered butt plugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||11/24/2020|
I've been rewatching some of the older seasons on Netflix, and it's amazing how much better this show was in the BBC days. Mel and Sue are head and shoulders over Noel and Matt as hosts, and Mary Berry brought such a warmth and expertise to her judging. Also, the challenges were so much better. Technicals for treacle tarts and brandy snaps and other dishes people have actually heard of and tasted. Sufficient time given that most bakers can finish and produce something reasonable. I hate the gimmicks that have crept into the current iteration of the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||11/24/2020|
I always looked forward to hearing Mary pronounce " layers" as " lairs."
|by Anonymous||reply 348||11/24/2020|
" treacle tarts and brandy snaps and other dishes people have actually heard of and tasted"
I have no idea what the hell those are. Just texted five friends who are enthusiastic bakers and asked if they know those dishes. None had ever heard of them. One asked what treacle is. No one could answer.
These are do not match this years bagels and babka in familiarity.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||11/24/2020|
You've never heard of treacle tart or brandy snaps? Those are classic British desserts.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||11/24/2020|
Every single person in the UK knows what treacle tart and brandy snaps are.
No one cares what ignorant Yanks know and don’t know. Americans think a baking recipe starts with something called “box mix.”
|by Anonymous||reply 351||11/25/2020|
And treacle tart is certainly far better known than Babka.
Treacle tart is the British equivalent of pumpkin pie.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||11/25/2020|
[quote]Mel and Sue are head and shoulders over Noel and Matt as hosts
Someone in the previous thread mocked the idea that some people are just presenters, but the contrast between Mel & Sue and Noel & Matt really does show the difference and importance of having people who really know how to present versus someone from another field doing it as a side gig.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||11/25/2020|
One of R349's baker friends:
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For everyone saying how poor the bakers are this year, there was a shout-out to the great John Waite, winner of Series 3, who has one of the most successful post-Bake-Off careers. One week he used salt instead of sugar; another he nearly chopped his finger off and had to be taken to hospital; and on another he had a hangover that could be seen from space. What a legend.
|by Anonymous||reply 355||11/25/2020|
But his bakes were usually spot-on. The problem with these bakers isn't the mishaps, it's the poor quality of the bakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||11/25/2020|
And John had a better ass. Priorities!
For entertainment value, Dave was the MVP. The concept of his showstopper was bold, finishing early was a mood, and we got to see the new baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||11/25/2020|
Now that he's out of the bubble and back at school, will Peter lose his virginity? To a male or female?
|by Anonymous||reply 358||11/25/2020|
R352 You can buy babka at the supermarket.
Treacle tart....not so much.
And I know I have read about treacle in victorian novels...but I cannot say what it is without looking it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||11/25/2020|
R350, I have been to italian bakeries, french bakeries, jewish bakeries, and even german bakeries.
But a british bakery? Are there any?
|by Anonymous||reply 361||11/25/2020|
I make a great treacle tart - it's a British basic. You also use treacle for such autumnal treats as parkin.
Most UK towns have bakeries, R361, but generally focussing on bread and savoury pies, pasties and patties. Otherwise you go to a cake shop, or a patisserie if you are middle class. Chains like Greggs are taking over somewhat, but there are still plenty of independent bakeries around.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||11/25/2020|
I hate to break it to you, R362, there are few (if any brit bakeries outside of Britain). I listed above the ones I go to most often, but I also occasionally go to Haitian bakeries, Hungarian bakeries and Cuban bakeries as well.
I love anything baked.
And in any city I have been in, I have never seen a British bakery.
And I have no idea what a parkin or savoury pie is. I have had pasties and patties, but in the US at least you rarely see them in bakeries. (Here if a bakery does have non-desert food it is something simple like sandwiches that highlight their breads, focaccia, croissants, etc.. and does not require cooking meat.)
|by Anonymous||reply 363||11/25/2020|
It worries me not a jot that the US doesn't have British bakeries, R363, and you didn't actually say 'in the US'. If you've been watching Bake-Off you have seen savoury pies, which feature in some form in most series (steak, steak and kidney, Scotch (lamb), cheese and onion, meat and potato etc). I have attached a parkin recipe, in case it is of interest. It's commonly eaten at Halloween and on Bonfire Night.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||11/25/2020|
From r335's link
[quote] Peter is also young enough to have watched Bake Off for half of his life. Eagle-eyed viewers might have had fun watching Paul Hollywood die inside a little whenever he was reminded of this.
This was my first GBBO season and I will try to find the time to check previous seasons. To me this season was very pleasant.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||11/25/2020|
“You can buy babka at the supermarket. Treacle tart....not so much.”
Only in America.
You can buy treacle tart in literally any supermarket in Britain. You can buy treacle tart in any bakery. You can even buy treacle tart in corner shops.
Babka? Not so much. Not only is babka not sold in supermarkets, it’s not even sold in bakeries. I’m Jewish so of course I grew up with babka but it simply isn’t something you see in Britain, outside of speciality Jewish bakers or bakeries in Jewish areas.
Honestly what’s wrong with Americans assuming that everywhere is exactly like America? Expressing shock that a foreign TV show made in and for a foreign country uses things common to that country?
|by Anonymous||reply 366||11/25/2020|
Why does everyone on the show talk funny?
|by Anonymous||reply 367||11/25/2020|
I bet if any Americans ever left the US it would blow their tiny minds to learn that plenty of mainstays of American cooking or American culture are totally unknown outside the US.
Try asking any British or European person if they’ve ever seen pumpkin pie.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||11/25/2020|
You can’t buy them at Sainsbury’s.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||11/25/2020|
Can’t buy them at Waitrose.
|by Anonymous||reply 370||11/25/2020|
You can’t buy them anywhere at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||11/25/2020|
R364, I did not know that savoury, was a class of pie. I always assumed it was one the odd British ingredients like marzipan, so I never looked it up before. I thought it was a spice of some sort.
It made me reflect that this show is one of the few cooking centered shows that you watch without any desire to taste the food. Most of what they bake seems pretty wretched, so I have rarely looked up dishes or ingredients. But it is interesting how uninteresting the food is---and yet the show itself is exceptional.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||11/25/2020|
You've never heard of the word savoury? What?
|by Anonymous||reply 374||11/25/2020|
R355, do you mean THIS John Whaite?
|by Anonymous||reply 375||11/25/2020|
R364, I do not know a lot of cooking terms, so no I had not heard it.
I am in the US and I have only ever heard British people use it in the sense of "not sweet.: In the US, I have heard it used as a compliment like "tasty" or "flavorful" but not to describe a particular type of flavor.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||11/25/2020|
It's not a "cooking term" like something only a professional cook would know, it's just a word. I can't even with this stupidity.
|by Anonymous||reply 377||11/25/2020|
Yes, not knowing the difference is dumbass.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||11/25/2020|
Savory meaning not sweet is not something you hear in ordinary conversation. When you do hear it is used, it is to describe things like rice and chicken salad--things that have no sweet variety.
There are lots of "just words" that are not generally used. I cannot calls someone a dumbass because they do not know the difference between kerning and leading. Or because they do not know what a grommet is. Not everyone shares specialized vocabularies.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||11/25/2020|
[quote]When you do hear it is used, it is to describe things like rice and chicken salad--things that have no sweet variety.
Meaning you actually know what it means, and yet for some reason can't apply that knowledge to pies?
|by Anonymous||reply 381||11/25/2020|
Of course you hear savoury in the way you say in ordinary conversation, R379 - well, maybe not you, personally, as you apparently live in some remote tribal community or are Amish or something, but everyone else does.
|by Anonymous||reply 382||11/25/2020|
R381, but I did not know it excluded sweet things. I would have said that an apple pie, cookies, fudge or anything that tasted good would have been savory.
I did a quick survey. Five out of six people thought it was just a synonym for delicious.
No to open another can of worms, but how often do you have a "savory" pie? Maybe the word is not common because the dish is not common outside of Sweeney Todd.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||11/25/2020|
9.2 million Brits watched the final, up from 6.9 million the previous year.
|by Anonymous||reply 385||11/25/2020|
i can't believe prue looks live she could be on the avengers back in the day.
explains her fashion though.
|by Anonymous||reply 386||11/25/2020|
The story of Tom Allen from Extra Slice. Sounds like a DLer, still living with his parents at 37.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||11/25/2020|
Another member of R383's panel of experts.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||11/25/2020|
R383, was this survey conducted entirely amongst your fellow special education students? Do any of them take the bus to school, possibly while wearing helmets? Do any of them look like Rosie O’Donnell?
|by Anonymous||reply 389||11/25/2020|
We're being G/R/Ump-trolled again. It's a Thanksgiving miracle!
|by Anonymous||reply 390||11/25/2020|
R389, actually it was publishing industry folk, a few editors, a designer, and a VP. The only one who knew the term was the designer. She said its because she had worked on some cookbooks.
To be fair, we are all New Yorkers, and I have found people who live in the city do have surprising pockets of ignorance.
|by Anonymous||reply 391||11/25/2020|
[quote]but I did not know it excluded sweet things. I would have said that an apple pie, cookies, fudge or anything that tasted good would have been savory.
You've twice now said you've heard it used to describe things which aren't sweet, and now you say this? You're actually an idiot.
[quote]No to open another can of worms, but how often do you have a "savory" pie? Maybe the word is not common because the dish is not common outside of Sweeney Todd.
So you've never heard of a chicken pot pie, for example?
|by Anonymous||reply 392||11/25/2020|
Now you’ve done it. It’s going to come back and ask how a pie could be cooked in a pot. Nine out of ten people surveyed have heard of soup in a pot, but never a pie. And what constitutes a pie, anyway?
Is it the inclusion of crust? But what about cottage pie? What about shepherd’s pie? They have mashed potatoes on top but no crust. If someone made apple-pie filling and baked it under a layer of mashed potatoes, would it be considered a pie?
Is it something to do with the vessel in which a pie is cooked? What if it’s rectangular? These things do not exist in New York. What is potted beef? Is that a pie, too? Do you mean to tell me that potted plants are pies? Do you?
|by Anonymous||reply 393||11/25/2020|
"The Canadian version has an air-conditioned tent (well, pavilion really) and they added even more A/C units last year, because the judges felt it wasn't fair for the contestants' bakes to be affected by hot weather and Toronto routinely gets scorching in July."
This seems to be a problem every year. Is it fair to ask home bakers to do their best and put them through adverse conditions that could easily be remedied? Or, does the battle with the heat provide the only drama to the show? Personally, I'd like to see the elements not play a deciding factor in the result.
|by Anonymous||reply 395||Last Thursday at 4:18 AM|
It's probably a climate change thing. The show is accredited by a sustainability group called Albert, and I can imagine there being all kinds of negative press if they had air con.
In other news Matt Lucas and Tom Allen will be presenting the Christmas special (Noel was on paternity leave when they filmed it)
[quote]This year’s special will see former contestants James Hillery from the 2017 series, Ruby Bhogal, from the 2018 series, and Rosie Brandreth-Poynter and Jamie Finn from the 2019 series go head to head for the Christmas Star Baker title.
|by Anonymous||reply 396||Last Thursday at 4:29 AM|
We really need to lower our carbon emissions or the quality of the bakes will suffer.
|by Anonymous||reply 397||Last Thursday at 5:16 AM|
I found this bit of info about Noel a bit hard to believe:
He was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men in 2015.
|by Anonymous||reply 398||Last Thursday at 8:52 AM|
That is surely only hard to believe if you've never read GQ
|by Anonymous||reply 399||Last Thursday at 8:55 AM|
We are talking about the style and baking of British people, R398. The bar is not very high.
|by Anonymous||reply 400||Last Thursday at 9:22 AM|
I feel like Noel was so creepy with Dave. Also with Peter, but more so with Dave.
|by Anonymous||reply 401||Last Friday at 12:20 PM|
Peter is much cuter than his brother
|by Anonymous||reply 403||Last Friday at 1:22 PM|
R401 "I feel like Noel was so creepy with Dave"
I didn't notice anything obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 404||Last Friday at 1:35 PM|
Peter’s win made some sense, though Dave’s technical should have counted more into the final decision. I really enjoyed Dave’s determination and focus. He was a gentleman and very gracious when Peter won the platter. The video clip of his wife was touching (she is very pretty and their family is beautiful). Dave appeared to try very hard, listen and respond to the judges’ feedback, and he was uniformly a great pleasure to watch.
A generally good season and that’s a triumph considering the conditions of the production.
Mr. Spoon was an epic fail in terms of a comic device. Matt’s easier to take than Noel, which is unusual because Noel is (to me) physically more attractive, but his humor is odd and even though it’s meant to be offbeat, it’s just not too funny.
Pru is, in a curious way, extremely telegenic and nearly matches Mary Berry’s warmth and precision and care. Casting agents should study this as a benchmark case. Just great.
|by Anonymous||reply 405||Last Friday at 3:07 PM|
Womanly assed Dave is an attention-whoring frau of the highest order.
I bet he’s kicking himself that it’s too late for him to pop out of a gender-reveal cake on This Morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||Last Friday at 3:23 PM|
A female ( of course) columnist hints at the elimination of Hermine as racist
|by Anonymous||reply 407||Last Friday at 3:34 PM|
Well, Stacy pretty much ruined the moment. Think about it. You've been living with this man and just had a baby. The host says to the man," Now, Dave, I think there's a question you wanted to ask?" Dave stands up and walks over to you and professes his love. Don't you have any inkling that a proposal is coming up? Then why do you ruin the moment, before he gets a chance to say," Will you marry me?" by saying very casually, "Oh my God, I actually thought you were going to say a joke." If I had been Dave, I tell her that the ring is for Peter and that he was going to ask him to marry him.
|by Anonymous||reply 408||Last Friday at 3:43 PM|
Laura was outranked by far. She was a very good home baker but just not of the same caliber of the other top finalists. I wish we could have seen Hermine in the top 3. Nonetheless I do think the right person won.
|by Anonymous||reply 409||Last Friday at 4:33 PM|
The finale was very good. Laura definitely "Laured" it up the whole time. Very happy that Peter and Dave were the last two and glad that Peter won but would have been happy with Dave as well. He really improved over the run of the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 410||Last Friday at 4:35 PM|
Noel is always creepy and off-putting. I wish they'd get rid of him and bring in a better second host to play off Matt. I'd love to see Richard Ayoade.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||Last Friday at 5:01 PM|
I think Noel is pretty funny, actually, and he seems very sweet. I didn't find Matt Lucas funny at all which surprised me because he was so good in Little Britain. But as someone else stated, there is specific skill in being a presenter. I don't think Matt Lucas has that talent.
|by Anonymous||reply 412||Last Friday at 5:42 PM|
Mel and Sue really made it look easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 413||Last Friday at 6:07 PM|
R256, I was thinking of your comment at the end of the finale, when we were awaiting the judges' announcement. The camera focused on Peter, capturing a bizarre look on his face as he balanced on the knife edge between expectant nerves and potential rage. He definitely looked as though he could melt down if he lost.
I actually thought Dave had the edge, since his Showstopper was much more professionally done, but I guess Peter was inevitable.
|by Anonymous||reply 414||Last Friday at 8:12 PM|
Some of the recipes from the show look interesting, but whenever I think about doing one, there's always some ingredient that's next-to-impossible to find in the US. Granted, it's easier now with Amazon--but only for non-perishables, of course. I ended up tracking down Golden Syrup for a recipe last year at Cost Plus World Market. But I've never seen treacle, or golden caster sugar (even regular caster (superfine) sugar is not readily available everywhere.) And what's the deal with those sheets of gelatin? Another thing I've never seen except on this show. All we have is powdered gelatin.
|by Anonymous||reply 415||Last Friday at 8:27 PM|
Laura reminded me of this joke:
[quote] Two strangers were out backpacking in the woods. They came upon each other and decided to walk the next bit together. Around a bend in the trail they came face to face with a bear. One stranger drops to his knee, fetches his running shoes from his backpack and begins the removing his hiking boots. The other stranger just stares and says, "There is no way you can run faster than that bear."
[quote]The kneeling stranger stands up and replies, [bold] "I don't have to be faster than the bear. I only have to be faster than you." [/bold]
For most of the time Laura was in the bottom, but she saved herself from elimination with her dishes' flavors the judges apparently liked so much, so others were eliminated. There was no way she would win that way, because it was doubtful that both Peter and David would fuck up so bad. However, ages ago on the Celebrity edition of The Mole comedienne Kathy Griffin won in a similar fashion by being the fastest going through the quiz which eliminated the other ones who had the same low score but answered slower.
|by Anonymous||reply 416||Last Friday at 9:20 PM|
I'd like to see Noel and Matt's bodies used as the ingredients in a mince pie technical. They nearly ruined the season for me and are horribly miscast as presenters on a show like this.
|by Anonymous||reply 417||Last Friday at 9:22 PM|
Noel is on maternity leave (and can't do the Christmas special)? That guy managed to put his DNA in new human being? The shittiness of 2020 never ends, apparently.
|by Anonymous||reply 418||Last Friday at 9:24 PM|
I like Noel and Matt. I liked Mel and Sue more but as "the sideshow" Noel and Matt are fine. The first year Noel was on I didn't "get" it but the more I see of him, the more I like him. Yes, obviously he's weird but I don't mind it. Matt's fun and I think he'll get better as he goes along with the show.
Prue is growing on me. She's not Mary but she's very well chosen and doing a great job. She insisted on working this season, totally her choice, she wanted to do it. Good for her, she's a tough old bird.
|by Anonymous||reply 419||Last Saturday at 1:21 AM|
Funny, I feel the opposite about Noel. I was pleasantly surprised by him his first season, but think he has gone downhill. It seems like he doesn't connect with the bakers at all, he just dutifully pops in to distract them with his incessant single entendres. At least Matt seems interested.
Noel and Sandi's first season is actually one of my favorites. Great bunch of bakers.
Can't believe Dave proposed to his girlfriend on Extra Slice. How tacky. Bet he turns up on another reality show in a few years.
|by Anonymous||reply 420||Last Saturday at 3:21 AM|
R415, your golden syrup is treacle. Black treacle is molasses. I would say probably light molasses rather than dark, which we (US) really only use for things like gingerbread; its flavor is very strong.
|by Anonymous||reply 421||Last Saturday at 4:58 AM|
R420 is right. Noel has gone downhill and has a real disconnect from the bakers. His interactions seem more daffy and distracting, like he is wandering about the tent waiting for a ride somewhere, without anything to do. He and Matt seem more focused and close to being helpful when reviewing the judging with Paul and Pru, though. It’s a tough gig, being a comic host, when the bakers are struggling to stay focused and follow tight timelines. The Bake Off seems to struggle to follow the structure that earned its following, and that’s a tough challenge for producers. They can’t easily drop the comedic hosts, but are struggling to cast them. Matt is an improvement from Sandy, though. Noel seems constrained by his past, trying to retrofit some goofy absurdist humor into this new context, and that’s hard. He’s like a class clown with progeria. Paul seems intent on simply ignoring him, stoically at times.
|by Anonymous||reply 422||Last Saturday at 5:05 AM|
I was impressed by Matt's command of the details in the final Showstopper judging. He ran down the salient points, recapping the remarks that Prue and Paul had made.
I do like Noel. I see what his detractors mean, but I find him amusing and helpful in his own way. He's more of a comically annoying brother to the contestants, which sometimes works and sometimes irritates them, but he's had some truly touching moments of support with them. He's successfully distracted a couple of them who were on the verge of meltdowns. Matt's even better at that, but I find Noel to be just as good as previous co-presenters. It's a matter of taste, I suppose.
|by Anonymous||reply 423||Last Saturday at 5:14 AM|
I was impressed by Matt's command of the details in the final Showstopper judging. He ran down the salient points, recapping the remarks that Prue and Paul had made.
I do like Noel. I see what his detractors mean, but I find him amusing and helpful in his own way. He's more of a comically annoying brother to the contestants, which sometimes works and sometimes irritates them, but he's had some truly touching moments of support with them. He's successfully distracted a couple of them who were on the verge of meltdowns. Matt's even better at that, but I find Noel to be just as good as previous co-presenters. It's a matter of taste, I suppose.
|by Anonymous||reply 424||Last Saturday at 5:14 AM|
Oh, wow, my first accidental double post. Sorry!
|by Anonymous||reply 425||Last Saturday at 5:15 AM|
I like Dave’s fat arse. Is that would a Brit say who’s into guys with a big ass? Well, I’m into it like a cream horn!
|by Anonymous||reply 426||Last Saturday at 5:16 AM|
Hopefully Dave mentioned the proposal to Peter beforehand, otherwise it was rather pissing on his moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 427||Last Saturday at 5:18 AM|
I will say that Noel’s narration of process, explaining the bakers’ planning, recipe construction and design elects, is very good (clear, polished). Noel has some good points, but has a hard time connecting with the bakers, and that may be situational (the heat in the tend, The pandemic, individual personalities).
Dave took the bait from Matt in one exchange with Matt that “got weird for a minute”, offering up “I can feed ya later, if you like”. Matt seemed dumbfounded for an instant.
|by Anonymous||reply 428||Last Saturday at 5:21 AM|
True ^^. It was actually weird before that, too, when Matt said, "I want to be your baby if you'll be baking." Since he looks so much like a giant baby, with his total alopecia, it sounded extra-strange in addition to the vaguely kinky ring it already had.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||Last Saturday at 5:24 AM|
I really felt like Noel was the first host to connect with the bakers. The others always felt distant for me, but Noel was so much warmer.
|by Anonymous||reply 430||Last Saturday at 5:27 AM|
I think Sue and Mel often connected with the bakers, but on a somehow less personal level. They were good at the job. I think Noel and Matt have the right demeanor.
|by Anonymous||reply 431||Last Saturday at 5:31 AM|
Noel and Matt are not there to be comics or a side show. They are there to make sure the whole thing gels into great television. Paul and Prue are necessarily out of the tent while the baking goes on. The show needs to seasoned show business professionals there to circulate and engage the bakers. Otherwise, they're going to be baking, not speaking. They won't even be looking up. The whole show rests on the ability of those two hosts to connect with the bakers, relax them, get them to open up a bit and speak instead of bake. It's a difficult job, but everything rests on it.
Unfortunately, Noel is always slightly withdrawn, slightly aloof, and slightly provocative. He's a bit of a prat, as they might say in the UK. He's not warm and the bakers are always on their guard with him. He does not pull the best camera moments out of them. I have seen him be kind and generous with bakers who were imploding, but before we get to that point, we don't get much out of Noel.
Matt has been finding his way and from time to time has made that sort of connection. But he's not yet much of an interviewer, either. Maybe he will grow to it, but maybe he will go some other direction that won't help get the moments needed from the bakers.
Mel and Sue excelled at getting the bakers to talk. With it, you get a tent full of interesting characters the viewer can get to know and come to care about. Without it, you get two socially awkward men, younger than their years, calling attention to themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 432||Last Saturday at 5:39 AM|
To give Noel his due, he's not doing a bad job. But he's not doing a great job either IMHO, and I wouldn't be bereft if they replaced him.
But I am bereft to have no new episodes to look forward to. What will I watch now?
|by Anonymous||reply 433||Last Saturday at 6:13 AM|
[quote] Is that would a Brit say who’s into guys with a big ass?
Translation please, Egalandy at R426.
|by Anonymous||reply 435||Last Saturday at 7:55 AM|
[quote]Loads of twink porn
Right in front of my savarin!
|by Anonymous||reply 436||Last Saturday at 12:01 PM|
Nice craquelin on your profiteroles, R436!
|by Anonymous||reply 437||Last Saturday at 12:18 PM|
Mel, Sue, Mary and Paul originated the show and did it for years. The way they created it and those relationships are the ones that are the show to long-time watchers.
Prue is pretty good at being Mary although no one can ever be Mary Berry. Mel and Sue were perfect, Noel and Sandi were good. She kept him in line more than Matt does but Matt is better than Sandi at the job as a whole. I still really like the show and evidently I'll watch it regardless of the changes they make.
I'd prefer fewer young bakers, more old people. Peter, Dave and Laura were great, especially Peter but the show is leaning too young. The old ladies and old men make the show a thousand times better.
|by Anonymous||reply 438||Last Saturday at 1:12 PM|
Has an older contestant (50+) ever won?
|by Anonymous||reply 440||Last Saturday at 1:18 PM|
Yes, I can think of one at least r440
But Google it, you lazy whore
|by Anonymous||reply 441||Last Saturday at 1:21 PM|
Nancy Birtwhistle (60) is the oldest winner, R440.
|by Anonymous||reply 442||Last Saturday at 1:28 PM|
Prue is better on the show than Mary.
|by Anonymous||reply 443||Last Saturday at 1:52 PM|
No one is better than Mary, R443, don't even bother trying it.
|by Anonymous||reply 444||Last Saturday at 1:55 PM|
Sue Perkins was an annoying bint. The Mel and Sue seasons are not as enjoyable because of her silly mugging and even sillier quips. Mary Berry was fine but I like the eccentric Big Bird that is Prue.
I’m not sure Noel and Matt are a good fit together. Noel and Sandy at least had a cute Mutt & Jeff contrast going and played well off each other. While I love Noel and Richard Ayoade together on other shows, Richard’s way too aloof and acerbic for GBBO.
|by Anonymous||reply 445||Last Saturday at 2:28 PM|
Interesting that they had Emma Bunton on "Extra Slice" since she was one of the hosts of the most recent iteration of the Great American Baking Show. (Of course they didn't mention that on ES.)
|by Anonymous||reply 446||Last Saturday at 2:53 PM|
Links to pics of Dave’s ass please.
|by Anonymous||reply 447||Last Saturday at 5:33 PM|
Noel and Prue and Sandy were much better than the slag-faced, gap-toothed beasts they replaced.
Matt is useless.
|by Anonymous||reply 448||Last Saturday at 5:57 PM|
Peter and David are both adorable. I would enjoy both their cornucopias. I also got super-gay vibes from David but how he lives doesn't affect my life at all.
This was my first season of this series, and in sum:
1. Great feel-good alternative to news and real life.
2. Better than any Food Network competition.
3. Peter is pretty and perfect.
4. Dave is a sexy nerdy goof.
5. All the rest were very likable, too.
6. I had no idea gorgeous flowers and other artistic compositions could be made with Jell-O.
7. But does anyone want to eat gelatin?
8. Especially on a cake?
9. Way overused mango, pistachio, almond and passionfruit. Are these things all British staples?
10. The hosts are creepy and annoying and yet I like them both somehow.
11. I couldn't believe the ladyjudge when she said she is 80. I thought she was joking.
|by Anonymous||reply 449||Last Sunday at 5:23 AM|
Fortunately, Dave proposed before Peter was interviewed. I thought you were going to say that You thought Dave mentioned the proposal, because Peter thought that HE was the one Dave wanted. After all, six weeks in a bubble.............
|by Anonymous||reply 450||Last Sunday at 7:17 AM|
In the last episode, at one point it sounded like Matt Lucas and Dave(!) had something going on behind the scenes. And I hoped it would be true.
|by Anonymous||reply 451||Last Sunday at 7:28 AM|
Dave has a slim face, but a pudgy body. The apron hides a lot. He's still handsome.
|by Anonymous||reply 452||Last Sunday at 12:36 PM|
David said he needed to use his prick at one point. Hehe.
|by Anonymous||reply 453||Last Sunday at 1:58 PM|
I am glad Peter won, he's adorable and was a good baker. I am a bit perplexed by Hermine, she was amazing all the way through then SUDDENLY becomes incompetent. Laura was always a hot mess and I don't think she deserved to make it to the final. But whatever.
I know Peter is pale but how comes he looked so red sometimes, esp around the eyes? It was distracting. Don't they have make up people? I'm not saying he needed to be brown but they could have evened him up. In the montage after the last epi they showed a group shot that had Peter in a t shirt and gym shorts and he look great. Nice tight body on him. Glad he won.
Noel gets weirder and weirder and I sometimes find the shtick distracting. I do miss Mel and Sue who seemed to connect more. Matt has good moments, in fact I've liked him a few times. Then they make him doing something silly with Noel and I'm taken right out of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 454||Last Sunday at 3:34 PM|
[quote] Nice tight body on him. Glad he won.
All the qualities one needs to win a baking contest!
|by Anonymous||reply 455||Last Sunday at 3:37 PM|
Peter should talk to John Whaite, who won bake-off at 23 and says now that the win totally screwed up his life. John might give Peter some good advice on how to handle the new-found fame.
|by Anonymous||reply 456||Last Sunday at 3:54 PM|
John Whaite arrived at GGBO a whiny depressed asshole, competed as a whiny depressed asshole, and left as winner as a whiny depressed asshole.
Peter will be fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 457||Last Sunday at 4:24 PM|
I thought the beefcake shots John did after Bake-Off were very odd.
|by Anonymous||reply 458||Last Sunday at 4:55 PM|
I wonder if Peter's red eye area is from his being so pale. He must have thin, sensitive skin, and it was really hot in that tent. My face can get quite irritated by my own sweat; maybe he was perspiring and rubbing his eyes, or maybe it was just from being flushed overall.
Holding 375-degree cakes up to his face to listen to them all the time can't have helped.
|by Anonymous||reply 459||Last Sunday at 4:58 PM|
R456, would you post some of the article here? It’s paywalled and I can’t read it.
|by Anonymous||reply 460||Last Sunday at 5:01 PM|
The Telegraph article was paywalled for me too, R456. I meant to post the synopsis from the Sun.
|by Anonymous||reply 461||Last Sunday at 5:05 PM|
The older gay gay in R461's picture (can't remember his name) seemed like the inspiration for the Anal-Retentive Chef on SNL.
|by Anonymous||reply 462||Last Sunday at 5:15 PM|
What an idiot. Who thinks they win GBBO and then get a showbiz career?! You just go about your life like you had planned. I wanted James to win that year anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 463||Last Sunday at 5:20 PM|
Brendan, I think the older man's name was. He was noticeably peeved when John won. Seeing how things turned out, perhaps it would have been better if Brendan had won--a fussy older man who's already retired from his chosen profession might have handled being the winner with more aplomb. Though my favorite that year was cutie-pie medical student James. It was clear he WASN'T taking it too seriously. Although he still pops up in the media from time to time, he finished his schooling and is now a doctor with the NHS.
|by Anonymous||reply 464||Last Sunday at 5:21 PM|
GBBO is essentially a game show. Anyone winning it should see it in that light and not expect to have a long and storied career. Nadiya's fame is something of a fluke.
|by Anonymous||reply 465||Last Sunday at 5:23 PM|
James was the real star of that season and more creative. OTOH, Brendan got knocked for doing things that reflected his time and his experience as a baker.
Nadiya was likable and the competition seemed truly transformative for her. Also, her kids were old enough that she could transition to a new career. It's not that she's a fluke, it's that the right elements were there. Tamal also was very likable, but also had a stable career path already. John was a mess--giving up law school??? He'd also given up Oxbridge to be near home? What was that about? No, he was a mess going in and became a bigger one coming out. Clearly had a lot of mommy issues and I wouldn't be surprised if she was no help. Is he still with same partner--that guy must be really "long suffering".
I like that there's one winner who got caught shoplifting (Frances). Even a relatively kind, gentle show like GBBO is still a reality show and should have at least one law breaker.
|by Anonymous||reply 466||Last Sunday at 5:55 PM|
My memory is that John got his law degree, a first from whichever of Oxford or Cambridge it was, so he didn't drop out. He then went on to do a top patisserie course in Paris. He had decent media offers for a fair number of years, so it did pay off. It isn't going to set you up for life, of course not, but gives a platform and he says himself that some of his issues were self-inflicted.
|by Anonymous||reply 467||Last Sunday at 11:25 PM|
Just starting to watch the series from the beginning after the latest season made such a big impression on me and, to be honest, that impression of the first episode of the first season is quite ... jarring. The hosts look like two lesbian history students who give the viewers lectures about baking history with segments where they visit historical places regarding baking. WTF? The female judge lacks a bit of personality (but so far all she had to say is that the goods are either dry or moist) and Paul Hollywood ... oh, boy. Paul looks like he's trying way too hard to counter all the estrogen on the judging and hosting panel that he looks like Guy Fieri's slightly more conservative twin.
|by Anonymous||reply 468||Last Monday at 3:52 AM|
Brendan was a nasty piece of work. Bitter. Judgmental. A match made in heaven for Data Lounge.
But I wouldn't want to spent two minutes with that nasty little S.O.B.
|by Anonymous||reply 469||Last Monday at 4:12 AM|
He just seemed like a prim little gay man to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 470||Last Monday at 4:48 AM|
The image of Brendan stretching his (phyllo?) dough over the hair on his forearms in one challenge was quite disconcerting and pretty disgusting.
|by Anonymous||reply 471||Last Monday at 4:49 AM|
[quote]He just seemed like a prim little gay man to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 472||Last Monday at 4:59 AM|
Hands down, Brendan was the least sporting contestant the Bake-Off has ever presented.
Vicious little man.
|by Anonymous||reply 473||Last Monday at 5:02 AM|
You realize that the contestants “personalities” are constructed in the editing room r473?
|by Anonymous||reply 474||Last Monday at 5:36 AM|
John changed universities to be closer to family. If he has a first it isn't from Oxford/Cambridge. He dropped out of law school, but later went back.
|by Anonymous||reply 477||Last Monday at 7:21 AM|
What is this "first" thing you keep talking about re: John?
|by Anonymous||reply 478||Last Monday at 9:19 AM|
After some of John's antics - both the semi-porn photos, his public whining, and, for instance, his twitter comments about the Diana Beard/Iain Watters issue - I thought that it was a mistake to crown him winner and that, as I had thought at the time, James should have won. But going back and re-watching the final, if you accept that it's based on that weekend's performance rather than a compendium of efforts over the season - John WAS the winner.
John suffers from depression, as he has made public. In fact, a large number of contestants over the years have admitted to suffering from depression (that could be it's own thread). But they have never made it about the show, as he did, and have managed to not act out in public.
During the show, I was amused by his outfits, which featured more and more skin as the season went on. I'm not sure who he thought he would influence sexually, which it looked like he was subtly playing at.
Generally he was a sweet innocent guy. I feel bad for him. He's right that they should offer more support with the aftermath. I hope he's happier now.
There was always something about Brendan that bothered me and I wasn't able to pinpoint it. He was really talented. Reading all the comments here, I see now that it was that slight nastiness I was sensing. Odd for a Buddhist I would think.
|by Anonymous||reply 479||Last Monday at 10:40 AM|
John got his degree between the filming of Bake-Off (early summer) and its broadcast in the autumn, as it was noted in the end of series montage, so if he dropped out and then joined a different law school, it all happened over a pretty short period of time.
|by Anonymous||reply 480||Last Monday at 12:04 PM|
John seems like he would always be a neurotic little thing, with or without Bake-Off. All the show did was exacerbate pre-existing issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 481||Last Monday at 12:18 PM|
I don't know John Brandon James Nadiya Tamal.
What is Peter doing these days, who is he banging, and where are good pictures?
|by Anonymous||reply 482||Last Monday at 2:31 PM|
How soon we've forgotten Steven, who got to fuck Russell Tovey.
|by Anonymous||reply 484||Last Monday at 2:38 PM|
Say what you will about the show, but no one can deny it's quite gay-friendly!
|by Anonymous||reply 485||Last Monday at 2:40 PM|
Tom Hetherington. Apparently his twin brother was killed in action in Afghanistan.
|by Anonymous||reply 486||Last Monday at 2:43 PM|
R484 Russell is the top, he is far too butch and straight living to ever ever bottom.
|by Anonymous||reply 487||Last Monday at 2:52 PM|
It could just be that Tovey paid Steven to make a cake modeled on Tovey's dog. Steven doesn't seem to be his type judging by his porn boyfriend.
Frankly, I'd rather have Steven than Tovey, but that's just me.
That was a great season for the boys - Steven and Tom.
|by Anonymous||reply 488||Last Monday at 3:29 PM|