I made a TV program called ‘Meat vs Veg’, I have no idea why I haven’t popped it on the BHK yet, but here it is. In all it’s glory! It was nearly two years ago now and since then has been shown all around the world on a variety of food channels, but as yet, has not been shown in the UK. Hopefully, it will be on soon.
It was a load of fun to make and the basic format was me against Mike Robinson, a top, and very meaty, chef; owner of the Pot Kiln Pub and an all around gentleman (unless you happen to be a deer that is). We cooked for a varied group of people, two contestants per show, all with weird and wonderful tastes in food; some gourmet critics, others couldn’t tell a chicken wing from a sweet potato. You will have to watch the program to see who won, Meat or Veg??!
Mike and I got up to all sorts of mischief around London, each show contained a ‘Street Challenge’ where we had to hit the streets and tempt people with our tasty morsels. We cooked for women rowing teams, R and B models, animal volunteers, Battersea dogs home, aspiring theatre actors, music studio employees…….it was a wild time.
Mike and I were cooking everything live to camera and trying to be interesting at the same time. Which is much more difficult than it may sound! Making a TV program down in London was certainly a change from working up in North Wales.
Jane and I were in India recently and it was showing on a Nat Geo channel. I even got recognized in a small village in the Himalayas, which was very strange and quite hilarious. ‘Meat vs Veg’ is out there and it’s a light hearted food program, with stunning food and bags of laughs. It highlights my ability to make a fool of myself in front of a camera (a talent I have honed since childhood). Overall it was a great experience.
If you are in Serbia, Brazil, India, Hong Kong, Australia and probably a load more countries around the world, keep your eye out for ‘Meat vs Veg’ on your food channels and let us know if you manage to catch an episode. I’m the tall hairy one, probably attacking Mike with a carrot or other root vegetable. He deserves it!!!!!