Rachel Allen on RTÉ
After all the debate about Rachel Allen, I felt that I just had to watch her show! Last night I was home alone at my lovely friends’ house (being a bag lady makes you realise how good your friends are) and I decided I was going to take the plunge and actually turn on the television for myself.
I tuned in to the programme slightly later than the 7.30pm start time so missed the starter for the Sunday lunch that she was cooking. I have to say that I was delighted to see that she has her mother-in-law‘s liberal hand with butter, cream and salt but I can see why my mother described her as “very milk and water”. She’s a bit colourless – no competition for Nigella, so! – but it’s great to see an Irish TV show with plenty of cookable dishes. I do wish that she would make more of Irish ingredients though, and what is the point of all the shaky camera work?