Fancy yourself as a bit of an Alistair Little? Here is your chance
to display your culinary skills to the nation.
Channel 4’s forthcoming series of TV Dinners aims to celebrate the
non-professional cook by showing people cooking and entertaining at
Because marketing and advertising people are renowned gourmands,
Ricochet Films is sure dozens of Mix readers will be keen to take
In fact, Ricochet’s Nancy Bornat is particularly keen to track down
young, professional men (in her broadcasting capacity, of course) and
feels that a marketing executive would do nicely.
Don’t worry if your claim to culinary fame is unusual - everything from
nouvelle cuisine to a 20-dish Greek meze will feature in the series.
Each programme will include two 15-minute stories, each about an
individual preparing and serving a meal for a special occasion.
The presenter, TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, will be on hand to
encourage, explain and assist in a variety of roles, including
sous-chef, waiter and emergency washer-upper.
The climax of each story will be the consumption of the meal, with the
guests giving their final verdict on the cook - although Ricochet
promises it will stop a long way short of creating a shock expose, as in
the recent fly-on-the-wall programme The Dinner Party.
The only criterion is being passionate about food and cooking, so if
your kitchen, cooking and guests could stand the exposure, call Nancy
Bornat on 0171 251 6966 or e-mail her on mail@ ricochet.co.uk.
Belated congratulations to all 27 teams who competed in the Maiden
Outdoor Three Peaks Challenge raising pounds 174,000 for Children’s Aid
Direct, and particularly to the 11 teams who climbed all three peaks
within the designated 24 hours.
The only injury was the broken ankle sustained by Maiden’s marketing
manager, Ann Jonas - apart, of course, from the injury which could yet
befall the mystery person who started the scurrilous rumour that PPL
boss Eric Newnham had been helicoptered off suffering from
When Eric recovers sufficiently to pursue the matter, that is.