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Buttery Biscuit Base

Greg Wallace and John Torode, Masterchef

There are few things on this earth as pleasurable, inspiring or down-right important as Masterchef. Any man (I would have said person, but, let’s face it, it’s usually a man) that comes between me and my Masterchef is in for some serious verbal lashing and potentially physical pain.*

Now I wouldn’t say I’m a Masterchef fanatic. I don’t have little John and Greg dolls beside my bed or anything. And I don’t like all the series equally (Masterchef > Celebrity Masterchef > Junior Masterchef > Masterchef: The Professionals), although Monica Galetti has grown on me of late, which might edge The Professionals up the ranking. And I HATED the restyling of the latest series (although, again, this grew on me as the series progressed).

There are many successful elements to the show – the innovative recipes, seeing people on national TV make worse culinary c**k ups than me on a bad day, the human stories of the contestants, the challenges, and of course, the unintentional catchphrases and puns of Greg and John. Well, they might be slightly more intentional now, but I like to think that they started out in all innocence and they were unintentional initially. They couldn’t help but develop this style with the show being so incredibly formulaic (narrator India Fisher must dream Masterchef catchphrases).

So here is a little treat for all Masterchef fans out there – a skilfully edited (and there are a LOT of bad ones out there), funny music video taking the best of John and Greg, and focussing on the ‘buttery biscuit base’. Courtesy of Swede Mason, and thanks to @GarethM¬†for posting the link on Twitter.


* and that includes any husband who books a trip that takes us out of the country on the day of the final