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Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby mark111757 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:34 pm

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If I read it right, the reviewer in the Tuesday times gave it three stars out of five. Sounds like a nice piece of fluff. Tho some of the other reviews were alot less kind. One word that got used slot was cringeworthy. We will see.


A three part series, on channel 4, Tuesdays at 900pm London time. Available thru the download circuit and thru the channel 4 website I suspect.

I heard the Japanese bread in a can got a nice mention. For more info

https://www.tokyotimes.org/tokyo-tinned-treats/

https://www.japantrendshop.com/canned-p ... -1840.html

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby Pepper Pig » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:42 pm

Yes. Both The Telegraph and Guardian reviews were very lukewarm. One of them mentioned it being very sloppy. I have it on catch -up

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby Earthmaiden » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:45 pm

I watched it. I really wanted to see the Japanese food, even though I can't bear Paul Hollywood.

As I had expected, PH was 'cringeworthy', not really taking on board any of the Japanese customs or manners he had been shown or showing any respect. Why on earth he was chosen for what could have been a rare and interesting series I have no idea.

Sadly, fascinating as it is, I won't go out of my way to watch more.

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby Pepper Pig » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:30 pm

Earthmaiden wrote:Why on earth he was chosen for what could have been a rare and interesting series I have no idea.

Sadly, fascinating as it is, I won't go out of my way to watch more.


He’s reported to be in financial difficulties due to the break up of his marriage. Not that I ever read the tabloids you understand . . . :oops: :oops:

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby Suelle » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:04 pm

Despite Paul Hollywood and the moronic voice-overs, there were some fascinating glimpses into Japanese food culture.

The tempura chef, who had done nothing else for 20 years, and could fry his fish into precise positions, and the Michelin starred ramen chef cooking his stock for 10 hours were great to watch.
The blog which does what it says on the tin:

http://mainlybaking.blogspot.co.uk/

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby Pampy » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:21 am

I would have loved to watch it but unfortunately, Paul Hollywood sets my teeth on edge so much that I know I'd have turned it off after 2 minutes of him! I don't think he's a natural presenter and has no redeeming traits to make up for it.

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby karadekoolaid » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:47 am

I´ve never seen Paul Hollywood live, but I understand he´s a baker.
And the question is:
" Exactly how much baking is done in Japan?"
And the second question is:
" So why send a baker over there to do a show?"

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby Suffs » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:49 am

I watched some of it through gritted teeth. PH pointed out that bread is becoming very popular in Japan and told us that although we in the west have been baking bread for millennia and the Japanese only for fifty years, they’ve become surprisingly good at it - patronising git.

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby Suelle » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:01 am

karadekoolaid wrote:I´ve never seen Paul Hollywood live, but I understand he´s a baker.
And the question is:
" Exactly how much baking is done in Japan?"
And the second question is:
" So why send a baker over there to do a show?"


There might not be much bread baking in Japanese homes, but Japanese bakeries bake to the standards of the best French patisseries. We found exquisite products, often with a Japanese twist (such as Hollywood found), even in supermarkets.

And the Japanese certainly eat bread - every corner store had shelves full of sliced bread and burger buns.
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http://mainlybaking.blogspot.co.uk/

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby lfoxr deactivated » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:29 am

the types of bread found in japan can sound strange to westerners.
but so can the toppings the Japanese put on there pizza.

things like melon buns, gratin buns and bread with sweet bean paste in center
but you also find breads similar to France. most of my experience on Japanese
bread is from reading about since I never been there. A friend makes some types
Japanese when I visit them.

there have been mentions of the more interesting
Japanese breads in manga,Japanese light novels and anime
fore over 30 years.

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby lfoxr deactivated » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:42 am

Eikoku Ikke, Nihon wo Taberu
is Japanese anime series of British family
in japan what ate over 3 months it was done
2015. Based on a book by British travel and dining journalist Michael Booth.

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby miss mouse » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:43 am

Suffs wrote:I watched some of it through gritted teeth. PH pointed out that bread is becoming very popular in Japan and told us that although we in the west have been baking bread for millennia and the Japanese only for fifty years, they’ve become surprisingly good at it - patronising git.



That sounds like a really good watch Suffs. I can't bear PH either.

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby lfoxr deactivated » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:51 am

there is also the Japanese manga and anime
called pan de peace which bread themed.

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby PatsyMFagan » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:36 am

karadekoolaid wrote:I´ve never seen Paul Hollywood live, but I understand he´s a baker.
And the question is:
" Exactly how much baking is done in Japan?"
And the second question is:
" So why send a baker over there to do a show?"


I think that was the whole point. I enjoyed the programme .. although I did wince a bit at his etiquette gaffs, but fascinating to find out about them too

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby Lusciouslush » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:51 am

I cannot watch Holywood even for a slit second so I didn't see this prog. What is interesting is how many of us can't stand him - when I used to go to a physio class, the ladies there all loved him - thought he was sexy etc.etc. I was the only one who was repulsed by him.
:vomit

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby Suffs » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:50 pm

The problem with PH began when he started to believe his own publicity :roll:

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby Pampy » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:51 pm

He's a smarmy git! Makes my skin crawl. Pretty strong emotions considering I've only ever watched one programme that he was in from start to finish - and it wasn't about food. It was one he did one on classic cars and motorbikes and he was just as creepy on that - I only watched because I'm a bit of a petrol head!

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby mark111757 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:18 pm

Have watched bits and pieces of epi 1. So far its OK.

Perhaps the reason I dont write it off altogether is that PH is not a part of "everyday life" here in the States. A lot less exposure.

It was not food oriented, but the series sue Perkins did on japan on the BBC I thought was very good. I may be a bit biased but I liked her in the great British bake off.

Chef was out for awhile due to a back injury. As a welcome back gift I got her dome Pringles. Flavours included egg salad. She said the were good and tasted of egg salad.

Something I missed out on was parma ham flavoured doritos. Might be good if you could taste it over the corn tortilla chip.

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby Amyw » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:48 pm

Egg salad flavoured pringles !!!! No offence Mark but they sound awful

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Re: Paul Hollywood eats japan

Postby mark111757 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:09 pm

My recipe for egg salad is hellmanns mayo, French's hot fog mustard and a touch (to taste) of apple cider vinegar. Mmmmmm....heaven in a sammich of sub

At the store, chef used Nancy creamy sharp mustard. Also very very tasty. No cider vinegar needed with the Nancy's.

The Japanese have interesting tastes. You never quite know what to expect. I don't think they would put them out if there wasn't at least a small market. Tho most flavours are a very limited edition.

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