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mjnewbould
Apr 8th, 2008, 07:39 AM
Well I'm dissapointed that Delia does not think more environmentally in her cooking program -each meal involves meat (or, if not, its got cheese in it) I haven;t heard her say anything about imported ingredients etc. The thing is - she is a religious spiritual person - a dailey mass attender appareently. Well if she can't think a bit about others, about the environment etc - then what hope is there for the world - well not much in fact!

Roxy
Apr 8th, 2008, 08:07 AM
Never heard of her :o

Mr Flibble
Apr 8th, 2008, 08:16 AM
The women makes bread using mashed up frozen mccain rosti, potato wedges using frozen mccain potato wedges with extra oil and likened vegetarians to hitler in one of her books.

I think you may be expecting a bit too much with the environmental angle ;)

mogthecat
Apr 8th, 2008, 08:21 AM
likened vegetarians to hitler in one of her books.

Which one? I have a veggie friend who loathes Delia and I'm sure she'd laugh at that!

Mr Flibble
Apr 8th, 2008, 08:24 AM
"Hilter, was - guess what - a vegetarian."

Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course (Classic Edition). Printed 2002, BBC Books. p288

mogthecat
Apr 8th, 2008, 08:26 AM
"Hilter, was - guess what - a vegetarian."

Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course (Classic Edition). Printed 2002, BBC Books. p288

Thank you. How silly! :D

eco
Apr 8th, 2008, 02:09 PM
"Hilter, was - guess what - a vegetarian."
I'm looking forward to the day when that particular myth has been completely dispelled - It might be a long way off...

bryzee86
Apr 8th, 2008, 02:19 PM
I'm looking forward to the day when that particular myth has been completely dispelled - It might be a long way off...

Yeah. People are incredulous when I tell them the actual truth. Eejits

Sluggie
Apr 8th, 2008, 05:30 PM
She's been lambasted for the amount of salt in her recipes too: some of her new recipes from her How to Cheat at Cooking series contain more than twice the recommended daily intake of salt in a single dish.

Risker
Apr 8th, 2008, 05:42 PM
In one of the recent episodes she put pre-chopped frozen onion in a blender - What's the point? It was going to be blended anyway!

Roxy
Apr 8th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Ugh - she sounds like a real classy act.

Cherry
Apr 8th, 2008, 07:24 PM
She's completely insane , I tell you. What is with the frozen rosti in potato bread!? !!!! If you can be bothered to make potato bread you can be bothered to boil a potato, surely!?

bryzee86
Apr 8th, 2008, 07:31 PM
what a blinking nutcase.

mjnewbould
Apr 8th, 2008, 07:32 PM
Cherry - YOU ought to have a cooking program on telly!

cedarblue
Apr 8th, 2008, 08:02 PM
or a youtube vid? or your own e-channel??

flying plum
Apr 11th, 2008, 06:37 PM
my mum has this book. it made me very cross. how can she dare call herself a cook/chef???? it's terrible, and furthers the culture of laziness towards what we put into our bodies....

amanda

Cherry
Apr 11th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Lol mjnewbould and cedarblue :D I think not! :)

I agree Amanda. It seems like the added fat/salt/chemicals are completely overlooked at the expense of convenience that isn't really all that convenient. I'd imagine that in the time you'd spend finding all the things in jars and frozen products in M&S that you need and blended your frozen chopped onion :eek: etc, you could have knocked up a healthy 3 course dinner from scratch.

flying plum
Apr 11th, 2008, 07:55 PM
i know...she may as well write a book on how to cook a ready-meal. that's essentially what her new book is. with all the brand-name dropping she's doing, i can only assume she's being paid a monstrous amount of money to do this...it's galling to even attempt to call it a cookery book.

it's one thing to make those quick substitutions yourself when you're ina hurry (i will admit to buying pre-chopped ginger on occasion as it keeps longer...though not nearly so good!), but to write a WHOLE BOOK on that basis???

amanda

cobweb
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:24 PM
but i expect that loads of dumb women who fool themselves into thinking they have such hectic lives will buy this and use it as an excuse to eat shitty faux-foods.

Mila
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:15 AM
The women [sic] ...likened vegetarians to hitler in one of her books.
Doncha love that one? Hitler was a Catholic† too, but you don't see anybody trying to demonize Catholics for that reason, do you? I hear he also breathed oxygen and brushed his teeth. *gasp!*


†See Adolf Hitler (the title and definitive biography thereof) (1992) by John Toland, p. 507

sugarmouse
Apr 12th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Well I'm dissapointed that Delia does not think more environmentally in her cooking program -each meal involves meat (or, if not, its got cheese in it) I haven;t heard her say anything about imported ingredients etc. The thing is - she is a religious spiritual person - a dailey mass attender appareently. Well if she can't think a bit about others, about the environment etc - then what hope is there for the world - well not much in fact!

I cannt comprehend being spiritualist and eating meat.Why would one want to put so much death, pain and unhealthy substances in one's body.surely it goes against all principles of spiritualism.Ugh folk get on my tits.lol.
I do not know much about Delia..ubt gues she is just appealing to the masses.

Pilaf
Apr 12th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Doncha love that one? Hitler was a Catholic† too, but you don't see anybody trying to demonize Catholics for that reason, do you? I hear he also breathed oxygen and brushed his teeth. *gasp!*


†See Adolf Hitler (the title and definitive biography thereof) (1992) by John Toland, p. 507

I get the feeling I'll be quoting that one a lot around the internet. :D

Hemlock
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:26 PM
Delia is ridiculous, her latest book is absurd. Even when I was an omni I'd never dream of buying minced meat in a can or pre-chopped veg. It takes 2 minutes to chop an onion and the expense and hassle of buying all those ingredients for one meal.

When I was a vegetarian I used a few recipes from her vegetarian book and they were all mightily laden with dull fat dairy, fatty cheeses, butter, eggs - if you ate that stuff daily you would die of a stroke:eek:

And the list of ingredients!!!! about 20 items for each recipe at least - it cost a fortune.

I'd be much more interested in a recipe book that used no more than 5-6 cheap, basic ingredients per meal and still produced a delicious meal - that's what I call talented cooking!

Sluggie
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:53 PM
It would be nice to think that maybe she was trying to tempt people away from takeaways and into their own kitchens as a step towards proper cooking... but I guess it's just another angle to sell another book. The poor dear probably needs a few more million in the bank.

vegcurry
Apr 12th, 2008, 11:35 PM
^ It pays for the drinks bill at Norwich FC.