Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Get voting



Don’t forget to cast your vote in the poll for which TV chef should be drafted in to sort out the NHS slop scandal. Who will receive ‘nul points’? You'll find the poll in the sidebar to the right.

31 comments:

  1. I'm voting for Keith Floyd - they are the last people to notice that he's dead, and he'd appreciate the joke.

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  2. Even in his present and lamentable condition... Keith could rustle up something more appealing than some of the dishes we’ve seen so far. And yes... dear Keith would love the joke.

    As I read somewhere recently: “Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather one should skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand and chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “Woo hoo! What a ride!!”

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  3. Even Keith - himself- in his present and lamentable condition would be more appealing than some of the dishes you've seen so far!

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  4. AWT ain't going to get any votes is he ?

    I think you should have Phil Vickery on the list as well, seems a nice chap, you might get Fern as well, sort of BOGOF ;o)

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  5. Yes, I stand by my original assertion that we should put Gordon to the task. 23 other people agree with me. While I would rather have Jamie cooking in my own home, I think Gordon would be able to whip that kitchen staff into shape.

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  6. I've gone for Gordon Ramsay, an obvious choice really. I want to see him take the caterers to task for dishing this slop out and to the Health Service managers for continually putting tender out to these dire companies.

    V word-Phates, not unlike phages, which would have cleared your original infection up on no time TM. Pity this country is too myopic to use them...

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  7. For me, it can only be Delia (blessed amongst women). She taught the nation how to boil an egg. Perfectly. Make toast. Perfectly. Her food would be almost clinically nutritious, tasty, simple and, yes, perfect.(Unless she got a few sherries inside her when she would start slurring "le's-be-'aving-yow" and inciting the NHS staff to riot...)

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  8. I voted for the Hairy Bikers, full of cheer and wholesome good food cooked well... they would have a laugh without being so patronising as Jamie Oliver would.... gone right off him as a chef... :-(

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  9. Oh Gordon Ramsay without a doubt. The visual images of NHS management lined up quivering in front of Gordon's absolutely massive Anglo-Saxon vocabulary are irresistible.

    We could lock the doors too so they can't get out.

    Please .. please .. oh pleeeeeeeeeeease ..

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  10. Why isn't Heston Blumenthal on the list?

    Ramsay I feel would be a bad choice - he's way too confrontational. You need a 'negotiator' who also won't take any bullshit.

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  11. I voted for Floyd.

    Anyone who votes for Oliver needs a boot in the danglers!

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  12. Ramsay -- obvious choice for the casual observer/Yank.

    1)Gordon has the bollocks to get results.

    2)Few Yanks recognize any of the remaining lot. (Attention, BBC America: There is much work left to do.)

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  13. We voted for Delia Smith because she often referred to "stoned fruit" in the shows we saw in Australia...

    And basically if you have to be in hospital that long it can't be a bad thing to be stoned ;)

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  14. Hugh FW- you'd get lots of greens and other nutritious stuff. Besides the NHS managers and other lackeys would leave him alone to get on with it. They tend to leave people they don't understand alone. That's why the Polish cleaners play cards all night and don't clean our effing offices. HFW has longish hair, they don't understand that as most of them were skinheads at uni.

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  15. No television chef ever cared about animal welfare. Mr Oliver is serving porc at his restaurants. That's why I shall not vote for him.

    NHS needs to get a vegan head chef. A knight in shining armour bringing yummy, nutritious and decorative salads and colourful vegetables to the tables.

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  16. Vegan chef... isn't that an oxymoron or do I mean tautology? HFW is very pro animal welfare but I don't suppose he could pass muster as a vegan. Quite right too. Some people enjoy meat. Some people need meat to heal.

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  17. Oxymoron. Definitely!

    My vote goes to Keith. The cooking might not improve noticeably (the man *is* dead, after all), but you'd all be so sloshed you wouldn't care...

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  18. Thank you Englishwoman. That morphine has a lot to answer for!

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  19. well, at least vegetarian. No-one actually needs meat to get better. Different kinds of beans, lentils, mushrooms and cheese are yummy and contain just as much proteins.

    This week I made dinner for a group of strong men and they were happy with the protein-rich & spicy dishes.
    big hug and get well soon.

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  20. Nothing like a duchy originals bacon sandwich at midnight. Even if you are mostly pescatarian

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  21. I do eat meat but I love great vegetarian dishes. Hey... some of my best friends are vegetarians. Not sure about vegans though. They always look so pale.

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  22. I've voted for Ramsay, simply because he won't take any crap of the NHS and the majority of the others wouldn't know how to make a healthy, well-balanced meal between them. Mind you, that fat-toughed spiv Oliver did good with school dinners, so he's worth considering as long as he keeps his mockney gob shut!
    Where's Heston though? He could get all your food types for the day together in one handy ice-cream hit!

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  23. Why not get them all or would it be a case of too many chefs spoil the broth?

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  24. If Keith Floyd is allowed, then it has to be Fanny Craddock. No hospital administrator would dare tell her that her spend of £59.73 per patient per meal was too much. She would fix them with that famous eye and they would crumble (and not of the apple variety).

    Besides; you would always get a good bottle of wine with your meals from Johnnie.

    binlid

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  25. As said elsewhere, it has to be The Hairy Bikers.

    Brilliant at creating great, wholesome meals from cheap, ready-to-hand ingredients and possessed of the genuine common touch - unlike Jamie 'Cor watch me doing geezer' Oliver.

    But what they, uniquely, bring to the table is the threat of a hundred or more hairy, scary biker mates comes to make management offers they couldn't possibly refuse.

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  26. TM - not sure you need a chef for the time being - possibly a decent lawyer to sue the caterers for maladministration of funds. You could produce any of the stuff you were served up for a max of 75p per plate. And that is price to general public not to caterers who would benefit from bulk buying.

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  27. I just voted for Gordon and see he has the highest number of votes. I think it could be judged on how well the NHS sorted out each of their afflications: Gordon (scar - which is why he should do it, given advances in plastic surgery), Jamie (speech impediment), Anthony WT (being ginger), Floyd (cryogenics) etc. LOVE the idea. The winer gets to devise your menu for the next three years you are undoubtedly going to be in there for.

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  28. ps I meant afflictions!

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  29. see this address for great chefs' vegan recipes:

    https://www.petacatalog.org/prodinfo.asp?number=BK219

    being a vegan chef is not at all impossible. I try my best at it at home. The dishes are decorative too, it is a joy.

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