‘Poncey’ food leaves Delia with sour taste
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