Come Dine With Me: Well, for those of you who watch come dine with me, i’m sure you will have been fairly horrified. The program has arrived in Stoke on Trent and for those of you with high hopes, I’m sure you will have been dissapointed.
The Four hopefuls were mixed bunch, Caroline was portrayed as the "snobby" one, although in truth, she had standards, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Her Main dish was Venison, and the Narrator asked if Venison was "too posh for Stoke on Trent". Jesus man, the place may be a bit run down but we aren’t all compete troglodytes, you know? It’s only deer anyway.
Caroline was entertaining bank manager Paul, bookie Linda and hairstylist Jay. As is customary on CDWM the other contestants proceed to snoop around the host’s house. Is that normal? I mean when I go to friends houses I wait to be invited on a tour, I don’t go rummaging around in people’s rooms. Paul, Who in truth was the most fun out of all the contestants took and interest in her dresses. "I tell you what," he said, "if I don’t have one of them on by the end of the night I’ll be disappointed." A few seconds later he appeared at the dining table in her Dress.
Well, Paul if I’d have been Caroline or Caroline’s hubby, I’d have been bloody furious. Not only is it extremely bad manners to go snooping around someone elses bedroom, it really is taking the biscuit to strip off and squeeze your unwashed torso into a ladies clothes without be asked to do so.The dress looked expensive and I’m sure it will have been stretched by having a mans figure forced into it.
Back to the food and Caroline had unveiled her warm goats’ cheese salad. "I’m pleased that she burnt the cheese a bit," said Linda, "because I really do love burnt cheese." Honestly, hands up…who likes burnt food at dinner parties…? thought so.
Everyone was well turned out for the party and Carolines house, although, not to my personal taste was clean and presentable. As i said earlier , she was portrayed as a snob but in truth she simply had ambition, I think there’s a lesson in there somewhere. The next Party was Lindas. Not sure where Linda was from in Stoke but it’s acceptable to have a sign outside your house that reads "Hello, welcome, now **** off". Seriously, in the 14 minutes the show had been on it had done serious harm to the image of Stoke-on-Trent. Again does anyone actually think that sign is funny? It’s just plain common if you ask me. Things I think in the privacy of my own mind are not to be plastered up up on the outside wall.
Hairdresser Jay, waded in with another inappropriate comment "I hate cats, if it comes near me, I’ll nail it to the front door." What a truly horrible thing to say to someone when you are a guest in their house. I know it was a joke…but it’s in pretty poor taste.
Linda’s food looked pretty average really, not bad but nothing much to write home about, but the atmosphere seemed a bit flat until Jay stated how massive the ladies knockers were. Unreal, sorry I meant surreal. Hosting a ‘wig party’, Jay served shark which he cooked in the back garden on what looked like and old oil drum. His Garden was worse than mine and that’s saying something. Still the man had no shame, he couldn’t be arsed to tidy it up for the cameras.
Caroline tired of the company and the cheap gags, and Linda came dressed as Caroline, which went down like a lead balloon. Jay and Paul, hit it off though, and I’m sure they will remain great friends. To be fair to Paul he had a good menu, I didn’t think it looked particularly appetising but there you go, he came joint first so… , he must have cooked it well, eitheer that or their taste buds had been severely damaged or numbed by the first two meals.
Bank Manager Paul, Hosted a glam-rock night, which certainly looked fun in the costumes people selected. His food was by far and away the best of the lot, looked professional in it’s plating and for me was a clear winner. He even laid on a band at the end of the night which, although he couldn’t sing for toffee was a great idea and showed a bit of imagination, well this is the creative county.
All in all i thought the show was a bit of an embarrassment for Stoke. The food was a bit bland on the whole, and the people…well, you decide. Go check out the CDWM Stoke page…read the menus and watch the show again on 4OD
Come Dine With Me Stoke
CDWM Stoke – 4OD