yes he was like a breath of fresh air when he did "A cook on the wild side", as he seemed to appear at the same time as Ray Mears in Tracks. I have been a bit irritated with him of late (which I am sure he is mortified to learn) same reasons as Mrs Flib, we do try to do the right thing, and we go without a lot of the time (much to husbands annoyance as he likes treats and snacks), and it can just never be enough. I know this isn't HFW's fault, it's the world and heritage and everything, but he should be more forgiving of the real people. He has a fairly well orf background doesn't he? And really a ready made career in media from what I can understand (may be wrong), so nobly went out to be a chef, but fell back on the media career and the ready income to fund his lifestyle which I knew he never really bet his entire years supply of ham on a bottle of zoider, but made for good telly etc etc.
I do like him, or rather the idea of him, but I don't think he knows me well enough to tell me how I should live my life.
Hmmm, that turned into a rant-ette. Sorry.