It doesn’t feel like a proper weekend unless you tune into Saturday Kitchen. Watching chefs cook up treats galore is a great way to not only enjoy some personal time-out, but also to be inspired by dishes that you can recreate from the comfort of your own home.
Guests on this week were drink writer Helen McGinn, chef Andi Oliver, chef James Knappett and Mateo Zielonka, aka The Pasta Man. They were joined by stand-up comedian Iain Stirling who provided laughs, entertainment and who shared how he suffers from imposter syndrome.
The Saturday Kitchen host and guests were in a celebratory mood after winning the best Programme Award at the Fortnum and Mason Awards last night. A delighted Tebbutt couldn’t help mention the Saturday Kitchen’s win numerous times throughout the 90-minute show.
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Dishes cooked on the show included poached chicken with green harissa, sweet sticky pork ribs with cornbread and spiced whole cauliflower with pilaf. A jubilant Stirling celebrated his Food Heaven by leaping out of his chair and providing a virtual hug for viewers.
Diving into his dish of herb crusted halibut with leeks and whipped brie, Stirling said: “Oh my God that is so good.” Saturday Kitchen viewers interacting on Twitter were thrilled by the laughter in the kitchen.
Making reference to Tebbutt’s repeated mentions of the show’s award win, @maunsC wrote: “Is this the award winning Saturday Kitchen by any chance?”
But the cauliflower prompted a very different response from viewers.
@spotthefrogs wrote on Twitter: “Crazy amount of butter for a cauliflower. Just use a bit of olive Oil mixed with the spice rub, coat and whack it in the oven. Cauliflower can not masquerade as steak, no matter how you cook it.”
BlackCountryBob said: “That cauliflower looks rank! And a waste of ingredients”
Wonderthunder wrote: “What a complete waste of time that cauliflower was and to mask that cauliflower you’ve got to chuck a load of c**p over it.. not for me!”
Mr Chambers wrote: “That looks about as appetising as a dog turd in a woodwork shop…”
But as usual the show itself was a big hit, and fans particularly loved Iain Stirling on the show.
Carol tweeted: “Fab show again! Many congratulations on your award greatly deserved.”
Dani Russell wrote: “Gotta have been the best ever!! What a top guest @IainDoesJokes has been!”