The Best

was a TV cooking program that came out of the BBC in the UK.

They’re now doing an Australian version, which going from the promos just looks highly irritating, and MY GOD we’re in Code Red for bloat alert for Darren Simpson and from the recipes on the site it looks like its going to be a real fizzer.

The UK series ROCKED. There was not one episode where I didn’t want to cook at least one of the dishes one of them created.

I’ve been on this quest to find the book from the series, because some dodge copyright excuse has been used as to why the recipes aren’t listed on the BBC site.

So this is when I get all indignant and cranky once more and demand a please explain as to why a book – in hardcover on immediate release cost 14.99 pounds, but now you can only purchase used copies on for $120, which I’m presuming is $US . I mean, it only has 60 recipes in it.

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  • Miscellaneous-Mum

    I thought you were talking about ready steady cook, another great show that’s been appropriated and murdered (although Alastair Macleod is delightful).

    Darren is rather the chef-slut, eh?

  • joanne

    How annoying!! I am currently addicted to most uk cooking shows on foxtel – not looking forward to Darren Simpsons transatlantic accent and his “im hot and the best cook everrrrrrr”.

  • Lindaba

    Darren Simpson nearly ran me over near the Rocks in Sydney once.

  • Lindaba

    Hey, check out instead. They ship to Australia. If you don’t have any luck. I’ll have a look at the bookstores over here for you.

  • Stomper Girl

    We were highly addicted to The Best in our hosue too.

  • Kim

    I can’t stand Ready Steady Cook and while I loved Ben on the British series (of Best) the promos aren’t seeing me warm to him at all.

    Linda – figures and good tip. I’m going to explore some second hand bookshops over here but will definitely check out

    Stomper – I made the fish cakes that Silvana made on one episode and they were SO good it was amazing. A great show indeed.

  • Em

    Just wrote a whole flippin thing and lost it. I am a lurker, and am noe de lurking myself to tell you I have a copy of the book and if you want it, its all yours. It has some really good stuff in it, but I have waaaay too many cookbooks as it is. Consider it yours,, I know the joy of a bonus book. I received Maida Heatters Cookie book and my feet didn’t touch the ground for a week. I am in Adelaide, by the way.

  • Kim

    Em – really? are you sure? My, you would make my year!
    I shall email you immediately!