QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Nigella Feasts, 6.30pm, ABC Jump­ing into the cook­ing spot aban­doned re­cently by The Cook and the Chef, Nigella Law­son, pic­tured, seems to have con­sciously cut back on the spoon lick­ing and gen­eral sex­u­al­i­sa­tion of food prepa­ra­tion. She re­mains a fox but, with the fo­cus firmly on cook­ing su­perla­tives, she’s sud­denly safe for all the fam­ily. Just as well in this times­lot. Tonight, prawn cock­tail in baby let­tuce leaves, a ‘‘ mag­nif­i­cent’’ corn­bread chilli and, to fin­ish, a ‘‘ ma­jes­tic’’ choco­late cherry tri­fle. When is a feast not a feast? When it’s as easy to cook as this. Spicks and Specks, 8.30pm, ABC All things must pass, and this is it for Spicks and Specks for 2007. Stand back and watch in awe as the show wheels out its best per­form­ers of 2007. They in­clude Brian Man­nix, Hamish Blake, Frank Wood­ley, Denise Scott, An­thony Cal­lea and Richard Gill. And, of course, Adam, Myf and Alan. The gang’s all here. Let’s have a party! Crim­i­nal Minds, 8.30pm, Seven ‘‘ I’m go­ing to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come.’’ Yes, Gideon, Hotch and the be­havioural anal­y­sis team from Crim­i­nal Minds are off to Kansas. Not be­cause, as the song will tell you, ‘‘ they got a crazy way of lovin’ there’’, but be­cause home­less peo­ple are dis­ap­pear­ing. Since the home­less tend to be so­cially in­vis­i­ble in Amer­i­can cities, it’s amaz­ing any­body no­ticed. When the team mem­bers fi­nally drag them­selves away from their favourite Char­lie Chap­lin films, they face some­thing grisly and way be­yond cruel.

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