Tomorrow, after all the presents are unwrapped, and the only sign of your delicious brunch are the pans piled high in the sink, how will you and your family spend Christmas Day? Here at Cooking Channel, we will be watching the Two Fat Ladies marathon. That’s right — to fill the void between meals, we’re serving up seven straight hours of Two Fat Ladies goodness — culminating in their Christmas Special and Caribbean Christmas.
For fans, we know this offering is nothing short of a Christmas miracle, but for newbies, we’ve gathered up 5 need-to-know facts to get you primed:
1. Two Fat Ladies aired on BBC Two from 1996 to 1999, starring Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Patterson – and last year, Cooking Channel revived this beloved series.
2. They traveled around the UK in a Triumph Thunderbird motorcycle, with Patterson driving and Dickson Wright accompanying her in a sidecar.
3. They filmed everywhere from an army camp to Westminster Cathedral.
4. Both ladies were fond of cooking with high-fat ingredients like lard, butter and bacon.
5. That cheery opening sequence is sung by the Two Fat Ladies themselves!
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Help us celebrate the end of 2010 with a round-up of all your Cooking Channel favorites. This week we’re looking back at the shows, recipes, foods and photos you loved the most.
#1 Blog Post of 2010: “Loving Two Fat Ladies”
When Cooking Channel announced it was bringing back the wry, dry and sly ladies of the kitchen, Two Fat Ladies fans went nuts. We couldn’t be happier to watch them every Saturday night, and chuckle along at their saucy antics.
• Read the Post
• Catch the Two Fat Ladies Marathon on New Year’s Day
• Make their Original Recipes
• More Two Fat Ladies on the Blog
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The Two Fat Ladies make a classic Christmas main, Roast Goose and Stuffing.
Being on main dish duty for Christmas is great because there isn’t an obligatory Thanksgiving turkey or Easter ham to prepare. From culture to culture and family to family, there’s a plethora of unique holiday food traditions, from standing rib roast to feast of seven fishes (or even, in some cases, Chinese take-out). And, in my family, it’s the one time of year when we’re free to pull out all the stops and whip up the most over-the-top, elaborate main dish in our arsenal. Whether you’re starting a new tradition or looking for a new take on an old favorite, check out some of our most elegant holiday mains.
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Allie and Georgia make a Midnight White-Chocolate Cherry Bark.
Holiday season is upon us, and Cooking Channel has a line-up of brand new holiday shows, treasured classics and some of your old school favorites…
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Graham Kerr -- The Galloping Gourmet
Good cooks can take cooking too seriously, mussy fussy. Go back several, okay many, years and that’s not so. When Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet, blithely buttered up audiences with standout recipes, he did so with a wink. Bring back the wink!
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Two Fat Ladies - One sturdy motorcycle
Two Fat Ladies are back and better than ever…
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