Friday, 13 June 2008

Boris Johnson clamps down on Celebrity Chefs

Boris Johnson on Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall (2005)

"As for Hugh Fearnley-bloody-Whittingstall, he's got a lot to answer for. That man has persuaded thousands of innocent people to pick nettles and boil them up in the delusion that they are making something fit for consumption."


Boris Johnson on Jamie Oliver (2006)

"If I was in charge I would get rid of Jamie Oliver and tell people to eat what they like." 





Boris sacks Gordon Ramsay's Chefs (2008)

Boris Johnson has sacked 18 of Gordon Ramsay's chefs who had been hired to cook at the Beijing olympics. Boris said that employing the chefs trained by TV celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was "an unnecessary extravagance." 


I knew that Boris would come up with something that I would approve of. And here it is. Long live the great struggle agianst the egg-whisk wielding thugs of tellyland. Forward Mayor Boris to soggy vegetables, burnt toast and victory. Hurrah! (Image by Von Pip)

11 comments:

Bobbin said...

I'm in favour of this. Zero tolerance should be applied to all celebrity chefs coming over here and stealing our angus steak houses. An Englishman's Bernie Inn is his castle, and there aint nothing Heston 'Bacon Ice Cream' Blumenthal can do about it. A dunking in balsamic dressing followed by a smothering in Oyster froth for the lot of them I say.

Anonymous said...

Let them eat cake

Chris said...

Aren't David Cameron and Hugh cousins or something? And isn't the Jamie Oliver show THE model for Webcameron? Boris should be careful who he picks a fight with. We don't want Cameron to force a byelection over telly chefs :)

The Tory Troll said...

I can picture it now-

Boris Johnson: "Of course it was a truly courageous thing for David to do and I applaud him for his loyalty to Televisual gastronomy. It was his personal decision and I do not consider it in any way dog in the mangerish. Having said that we at City Hall remain fully committed to the phasing out of the hated Gordon Ramsays to be replaced by a new fleet of next generation telly presenters in good time. How about that?"

angelneptunestar said...

The only thing I don't agree with Boris on is Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, when Hugh shed tears over the dead chickens it was touching! No, he isn't DC's cousin, but he dated Boris's first wife once (before they were married) and wrote her a letter saying "Why have steak and chips when you can have foie gras?" and BJ didn't think this was funny.

It's very good that our Mayor is saving money on celebrity chefs, that daft bus idea, and he is refusing to stay in Ken's £400 a night hotel for the Olympics, preferring somewhere cheaper. He is also not taking a huge entourage with him, more money saved. He also REFUSED A GOVERNMENT CAR, preferring to stick with his bike, bless him! How noble is that? ps. there is one other thing I don't agree with BJ about and that is, at one time, he endorsed, (gulp) Hillary Clinton.

The Tory Troll said...

So the one time I agree with Boris over something and you're telling me you don't agree with it! Angela, I think we are in serious danger of eternal disagreement here. Off to blogging purgatory with you.

Tom said...

What daft bus idea is Boris saving money on again?

(incidentally, I'm out of the country for two weeks, so you've got a while to consider your answer).

angelneptunestar said...

It is quite flattering how you are following me round on websites, pulling my arguments to pieces, because it proves my pithy insights are getting to you and making you doubt your own beliefs.

The "daft bus idea" refers to Ken's plan to send a red double decker bus by road, employing 8 drivers, to China to coincide with the Olympics, an idea that was derided as a waste of nearly half a million pounds.

It was also thought to be a danger, because of the recent Sechuan earthquake.

You are out of the country for two weeks..... someone taken a hit out on ya, have they?

Doug said...

Those routemaster things, perhaps...

angelneptunestar said...

Doug, no, not the Routemasters. The idea to have a design contest for the Routemasters is a great idea. You may recall Ken wanted to send a red bus overland to China, that is the scheme I was referring to, so London has saved the £450,000 that would have been spent on this.

Dr Nick said...

"If I was in charge I would get rid of Jamie Oliver and tell people to eat what they like."

Shouldn't that be "If I were in charge..."? He's supposed to be Eaton educated, isn't he?