Wednesday, November 21st, 2007
All those that regretted the passing of the Queen of Cookery from television, never fear. As is so often the case it has turned out to be not as final as it sounded at the time.
Delia Smith is reportedly poised to make a return to the small screen with a new show for the BBC. This from The Independent:
Delia Smith returns with new cookery show
In a new series to be screened in the first half of next year, the doyenne of television cookery programmes will show viewers how to cut corners without compromising on quality, in an update of her first cookery book, How To Cheat At Cooking, published in 1971. The series will also show, for the first time, Smith’s personal life, including her passion for football and her strong faith.
At the end of the third series of How To Cook in 2002, Smith said she was retiring from the small screen, complaining that a new breed of cookery shows served only to entertain rather than teaching the basics of cookery. “I’m quite old now – I want to quit while the going is good,” she said at the time, adding: “Now people want to be entertained, whereas I was trying to teach how to cook, that’s where it’s different.”
A BBC spokeswoman said: “It’s going to be something we’ve not done before with Delia, showing how to cut corners, but not cut corners on quality or taste. We’re also going to show her life beyond the kitchen. It’s great that she’s coming back and it’s showing more of her life than ever before,” the spokeswoman added. Read the full story here…