And, I realised that I don't want Johnnie to be good at all. When Aiden cheekily asked Johnnie which pud he thought was best I wanted him to say, "Well Aiden, I have to say that the desserts created by you and Simon today were . . . .(and then keep him waiting for at least 30 seconds as Prue Leith will be doing shortly) . . ." and then he should have cried, "Pants, compared to what I would have done." Because Johnnie could have talked up his dish as much as he liked, no-one was ever going to taste it. It would remain forever as the ultimate fantasy dessert.
Someone, I think it was Giles Coren said the other week that all his favourite dishes were things he had never tasted - sometimes mad combinations which he new were best kept inside his head. Johnnie missed his perfect opportunity to fill our heads with a dish so sublime that it was beyond creation.
|Roast turkey courtesy of the Co-op £8!!|
PS When Johnnie was on the Great British Menu last time I texted him saying, "Does Marcus love you or hate you, Johnnie?" He passed this comment on to Marcus who replied, "I love you, Johnnie." I still don't know. Will we see Johnnie and Marcus with their own 'Two Fat Ladies' style programme next year? Maybe. . .