Saturday, 13 November 2010
The end of innocence
A typical scenario: it's a few minutes into episode 9 and our Jamie is merrily whipping up a feast of Asian-style salmon when he suddenly drifts off into what I can only imagine is his secret happy place:
"So what I'm gonna do - just start with the salmon - is just pinch the salmon like this, almost like you're pinching someone's bum. It's been a long time since I pinched anyone's bum, but the memories are good [gestures at camera with a fearsome looking knife to make his point].
Oh Jamie, you were so fresh faced and innocent when we first met you...
Another scene: [dressing an asian salad]
"..and then my nuts. Get those beautiful nuts - what more do you want in your mouth?"
I have a friend with a soft spot for Jamie's rather particular boyish charms, but it's all getting a bit too Carry On Cooking for me. Stick to the food please Jamie, and leave the sex to Nigella.