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Old 30-12-2014, 08:47 PM   #392
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Fanny Cradock Cooks for Christmas - Royal Mincemeat (Part 2 of 2) ..
Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey (26 February 1909 – 27 December 1994), better known as Fanny Cradock, was an English restaurant critic, television cook and writer frequently appearing on television, at cookery demon.strations and in print with Major Johnnie Cradock who played the part of a Slightly bumblingbee husband...

Fanny adopted a combative persona, with dramatic make-up and waspish comments to Major Cradock and her assistants, and would advise viewers, when showing them how to pierce a turkey with forks, to think of a neighbour they didn’t like. Her theatrical style was ripe for parodies, such as Betty Marsden's 'Fanny Haddock' radio-sketch in Beyond our Ken.. It also led, at the height of her fame, to a spectacular crash-and-burn on The Big Time, where Fanny disastrously brought her acid wit into play when dealing with housewife Gwen Troake..Autobiography Something's Burning (1960)..

As a result of The Big Time Fanny alienated the public, lost her contract with the BBC and became fair game for a drubbing by the media, which revealed that she and Major Cradock were not married.. A brutal and insufficiently researched entry in the Dictionary of National Biography suggested that she embellished her surname as Primrose-Pechey, when it derived from her paternal grandfather John Thomas Primrose Pechey. Subsequent celebrity chefs have brought a sophistication to British cooking which was not a part of Fanny's repertoire, but have acknowledged her pioneering work, when purple piped potato brought excitement to a Britain of liver and bacon suppers..Sucking Shrimp by Stephanie Theobald has Fanny Cradock as one of its central characters.. To provincial Cornish heroine Rosa Barge, Cradock represents glamour, sophistication and the life she aspires to in her concoctions of a Taj Mahal out of Italian meringue and duchesse potato dyed vivid green.. Both Fanny and Johnnie were cremated at Langney Crematorium, Eastbourne.. There is a memorial plaque and a rosebush in the grounds of the crematorium for both of them...A scone is a single-serving cake or quick bread.. It differs from a teacake and other sweet buns, which are made with yeast.. A scone is in some senses a type of pastry since it is made with essentially the same ingredients as shortcrust, though with different proportions of fat to flour..They are usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal, with baking powder as a leavening agent, and are baked on black sheet pans..Thats an X-tra sausage for you laced with poison..well thank you Father Crispin... can get into the kitchen..through the back door..This, we know is a kitchen.. But you can't get inside the house from the kitchen!. Now, how the foook did this happen?..

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