‘Pon­cey’ food leaves Delia with sour taste

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY GE­ORGINA STUBBS

DELIA Smith yes­ter­day said she thinks cook­ing has be­come “very pon­cey” as she re­vealed she doesn’t like the cur­rent trend for “the­atre on a plate”.

The pre­sen­ter (76) was speak­ing af­ter she was made a mem­ber of the Order of the Com­pan­ions of Hon­our for ser­vices to cook­ery at Buck­ing­ham Palace.

Delia said: “Cook­ing has be­come very pon­cey, very chefy. If I get one more plate put in front of me with six dots of sauce on it, I will go mad. The joy, years ago, of go­ing to a re­ally special res­tau­rant and hav­ing a re­ally special meal, has gone. ”

Olympic hero Sir Mo Farah and model Erin O’Con­nor were also among those hon­oured.

Delia Smith is made a Com­pan­ion of Hon­our by the Queen, and (right) Sir Mo Farah with wife Ta­nia af­ter he was awarded a knight­hood, and Erin O’Con­nor with her MBE

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