I am watching Julie & Julia this evening and it made me think of Two Fat Ladies.
These two British ladies were great, and it was their show that originally got me hooked on the Food Network. Their series aired on BBC, but Food Network reran it in the late 90s. They were genuine, unabashed, and endearing all at the same time. They travelled in a motorcycle and side car (with tag N88 TFL – reference to the bingo call for 88 and obviously the initials for Two Fat Ladies) and ended several episodes telling tales while Jennifer Paterson had a drink and a cigarette. I loved to hear their conversations as they cooked because they were very opinionated and never politically correct. They definitely were not high-brow, which made me like them all the more.
If you have never heard of these ladies, you should check out the video clips on YouTube. They are definitely worth looking up. I wish Food Network would run the series again.
6 days ago