FoodInvestigators : We all know fish is full of protein, Omega-3 and vitamins, as well as being low in fat, but what’s the healthiest seafood of them all? Joe Avati and Food Investigator dietician Hanah Saleh come up with the definitive answer. 7.30pm, Wednesday, SBS.
ComeDinewithMe: Four strangers battle it out for the title of ultimate dinner-party host and the chance to win $2000. 9.30pm, Monday, LifeStyle Food. think we are a very stupid lot, falling for it yet again.’’
Photographer Condron, who has long since wiped the dough from his wide-angle lens, says: I thought he was rude, but that’s the way he makes his bucks, isn’t it? But I think it might have gone sour [this time].’’
Indeed. Even Ramsay’s countrymen and women are rapidly getting jack of him. In a piece written for Britain’s DailyTelegraph , Judith Woods announces that Ramsay is well past his sell-by date. Somewhere along the line, we grew weary of the 42-year-old man displaying the F-word brashness of a posturing teenager and the bullying insults dressed up as banter and, if the availability of tables at his celebrated Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s is anything to go by, we’ve got pretty fed up with his cooking, too,’’ Woods writes. Detective expects
A CHEF set to make his debut on the small screen, who won’t be seeking any presenting tips from Ramsay, is Sydney-based Brit Sean Connolly. Connolly, who runs two restaurants, Astral and Sean’s Kitchen, in the Star City Casino complex and was named Sydney’s chef of the year last year, has just finished filming 10 of 13 episodes for a new SBS series focusing on the culture and cuisine of Australia’s immigrant families.
Connolly saysMy FamilyFeast will feature Congolese, Iraqi, Burmese and Vietnamese families in its first few episodes, in which he will help them prepare a traditional meal. It’s different from [ Joanna Savill and MaeveO’Meara’s] TheFoodLovers’GuidetoAustralia series in that we are focusing on only one family and their story each episode,’’ Connolly says. I’ve met some amazing people who’ve brought the best of their countries with them to Australia . . . the passion, the food . . . but managed to fit into the Australian culture really well. I’m it. It beats cooking.’’ As for his on-screen persona, Connolly says he’s nothing like his abusive fellow Brit. I’mnot there to upset anyone or piss anyone off,’’ he says. MyFamilyFeast premieres on SBS One at 7.30pm on August 27. www.astral.com.au.
FIND of the week: Detective is all for a bit of recognition where it’s due and here’s the perfect opportunity to ensure your favourite local eating spots get their 15 minutes of fame. Online voting has opened for LifeStyle Food’s second I Love Food Awards, aimed at finding Australia’s favourite places to eat. Cast your vote before July 20 and be in with the chance to win $10,000. www.lifestylefood.com.au.
DETECTIVE loves: A business with a sense of humour, such as Auckland’s Murder Burger which, in a staff recruitment ad, specifically requested that student nurses and teachers apply because: I’ve gone out with two nurses and two teachers and they were all awesome.’’ Politics students were discouraged —
nothing personal, we just don’t understand you’’ — as were methamphetamine addicts: It’s just that the benefit of you being able to work seven shifts in a row is pretty much outweighed by the probability that you will one day flip, grab a knife and become Mr Stabby.’’ The ad attracted 665 applicants to sell the company’s burgers, including one flavoured with peanut sauce,
selected by an Indian friend who is living here illegally but is a genius cook and an above average spin bowler’’. Nothing like a bit of political incorrectness to give one a warm and fuzzy feeling. Detective could spend hours on its website, too. www.murderburger.co.nz.
DETECTIVE loathes: That she simply didn’t have any room left to try the wonderfully named stewed corpulent fish with family sauce’’ during her recent visit to one of the many thoroughly excellent Chinese restaurants in Sydney’s Ashfield.