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Irritated by Observer Food Monthly

Post: #238506 Susie
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:30 pm

This article:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/ ... jay-rayner

Possibly I am irritated as I am indeed the sort of person he is criticising, as I go tripping about wearing Boden and putting things in my Eco Hemp Shopper, however even I in Cambridge which has a lot of middle-class left-wing anti-supermarket people would have difficulty spending £17 on a chicken. It just annoys me when people imply the only alternative to supermarkets is buying hugely expensive food because that is just nonsense, if you buy from non-supermarket shops (in my experience) the food is normally a comparable price or often cheaper for miles better quality.

Also in the magazine there is a huge T***o advert a few pages after this article which makes me cynical :-(. Grrr. Off to make soup from the veg box in an effete and pointless way :roll: .
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Re: Irritated by Observer Food Monthly

Post: #238514 Green Aura
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:11 pm

I'm afraid this was, IMHO, a fairly typical, Jay Rayner, useless article. No point to it whatsoever as far as I can see beyond the fee he presumably received for writing the column.

Just in case you've not noticed I can't bare the sanctimonious windbag.
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Re: Irritated by Observer Food Monthly

Post: #238522 MKG
Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:18 pm

Ah - Jay Rayner.

Any man who can walk with a 5 degree forward list cannot be real. Take no notice of the article - the problem is in his overstuffed ego rather than the buying habits of we lesser mortals.

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Re: Irritated by Observer Food Monthly

Post: #238527 Millymollymandy
Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:56 am

Why are the grauniad and the observer sharing a website? :dontknow:
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Post: #238531 Green Aura
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:19 am

Same parent company, MMM.

The greater question is why are they giving space to Jay Rayner?
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Re: Irritated by Observer Food Monthly

Post: #238535 Millymollymandy
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:28 am

Thanks, didn't know that. About Jay Rayner, frankly I couldn't really make out what he was on about. I went straight to Nigel Slater's basil recipes! :lol:
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Re: Irritated by Observer Food Monthly

Post: #238541 Green Aura
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:03 am

Ah now, Nigel Slater's a different kettle of fish entirely:iconbiggrin:
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Re: Irritated by Observer Food Monthly

Post: #238547 Susie
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:01 am

OK, if Jay Rayner's just generally an arse I shall not engage ;-). I don't normally read Sunday papers, possibly I should keep it that way!

I think I have low tolerance for columnists because I read such a lot of blogs where the bloggers are witty, interesting and doing it for free, also often you get a bonus picture of their cat as well.
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Re: Irritated by Observer Food Monthly

Post: #238552 southeast-isher
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:40 am

You do get some twaddle in the Guardian/Observer sometimes but it's still the best paper out there imo.

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Re: Irritated by Observer Food Monthly

Post: #238563 Millymollymandy
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:51 am

Susie wrote: also often you get a bonus picture of their cat as well.

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