The show was about allergies and intolerance to food. Here is a link to Thursday’s show.
I got to sit next to Josie of Big Brother in the make up room. I chatted to Patrick Holford of Optimum Nutrition in the ‘green room’. And I saw Vanessa Feltz, who is prettier in the flesh!
Just to clarify: I have NO PROBLEM at all, in fact great sympathy with people, such as Coeliacs, who have genuine allergies. But when you do a fixed menu, as I do, it does become difficult when every single guest claims to have a different allergy or intolerance.
I, myself, don’t eat or cook meat, which probably causes problems for other supper clubs, however, at least I am consistent. My ‘beef’ is with those who, for instance, claim to be gluten-free, I spend half a day making them a special loaf and they cannot be bothered to eat it or those who, as I said on the programme, claim to be lactose intolerant but then wolf down the dairy. Or those who ‘suddenly’ claim, mid-meal, to be vegetarian, have a taste of their neighbours spaghetti vongole in a bag, like it, then I find the tell-tale shells on their plate. It plays havoc with your menu planning and your budget!