New programme on BBC
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Registered User Dutchie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    Age
    55
    Posts
    987
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    12

    Default New programme on BBC

    Anyone watch it - Economy Gastromy on Wed?
    I rather liked it.

    Unfortunately I missed the beginning so didn't see how they were eating at the start.

    However I was amazed to hear that they were spending so much to feed the family - I believe it was more than 300 pounds per week.
    Amazing!
    They did get it down to around 200 Pounds and then even lower.
    Anyone see it - your thoughts?

    I am printing out a couple of recipes from the show since they looked good and were not very expensive.

    BTW where can I find the pound sign on the computer (I have found the sign thanks to a helpful person on these boards but the pound sign still evades me).
    Avril



    Mom to Laurens (32), Timothy (29), Dimmen (26), Lloyd (25) and Fiori (23).
    Grandma to Charlie, born April 5th 2013 - so he's now 1 year old.

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    Posts
    719
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Here's the helpful person again: it's Alt+156 for the GBP sign.

  3. #3
    Registered User hotprincesscm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    1,455
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    12

    Default

    I wonder if that would be on the BBC America channel here in the states??? I'll have to look for it!

  4. #4
    Registered User Dutchie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    Age
    55
    Posts
    987
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    12

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Siebrie View Post
    Here's the helpful person again: it's Alt+156 for the GBP sign.
    Thank you Siebrie - you have no idea how much I use the nowadays (Dh is jealous that I know something that he didn't LOL).
    Avril



    Mom to Laurens (32), Timothy (29), Dimmen (26), Lloyd (25) and Fiori (23).
    Grandma to Charlie, born April 5th 2013 - so he's now 1 year old.

  5. #5
    Registered User britbunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    st annes on the sea, england
    Posts
    1,302
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    18
    Rep Power
    13

    Default

    Hi,

    I am really enjoying this series.

    The family from the episode this week were spending 17,000 per year on food all told. WOW! Next week should be good too, all about waste.

    I think they've chosen two great chefs to present it, really nice and down to earth which I think is what's needed. Although all the meals have been meat so far I do think they've all looked gorgeous and well worth a try for any meat lovers out there.

    I know a few people who are waiting for their copy of the book to arrive so it'll be interesting to see what other recipes are in there. I love the idea of the "tumbledown recipes", so simple and great for cooking for the freezer.

    I'm not too keen on the slightly sarcastic voiceover woman though!

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    manchester england
    Posts
    195
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    [QUOTE=britbunny;1219563]Hi,

    I am really enjoying this series.


    "tumbledown recipes", I have not seen it so whats Tumbledown recipes??

  7. #7
    Registered User MaryCarney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Lebanon, Indiana
    Posts
    1,743
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    7
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    [quote=she who can not cook;1233970]
    Quote Originally Posted by britbunny View Post
    Hi,

    I am really enjoying this series.


    "tumbledown recipes", I have not seen it so whats Tumbledown recipes??
    Leftovers maybe??? I am with you, many times do not understand the terms of fellow FVers in the UK and Australia use. (I'm sure they have the same problems with US!)

  8. #8
    Registered User britbunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    st annes on the sea, england
    Posts
    1,302
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    18
    Rep Power
    13

    Default

    "Tumbledown" isn't something people in the UK generally use, I think it's just been invented for this show!

    Tumbledown recipes are kind of like planned leftovers really. So at the start of the week they prepare their "bedrock" recipe of braised beef mince, a salmon, tomato sauce or whatever and then use it as the basis for meals for the remainder of the week - this is what they call the tumbledowns.

    Here's a bit of an interview with Allegra, one of the chefs on the show -

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...omy-television

  9. #9
    Registered User Kitchenbunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    166
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    6

    Default

    I'm really enjoying the show, too. It has given me some good recipes to use, and I'm looking forward to the next one. The roasted lamb to tumbledown was particularly nice!

Similar Threads

  1. 12 Step Programme. (long)
    By heavensent_7 in forum Support
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-17-2003, 06:01 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •