Fran Cassidy, Director of marketing, Carlton Sales
The prospect of Observer's Food Monthly and Nigel Slater's editorship of
60-plus pages of perfectly chopped and diced prose left my salivary
glands working overtime in anticipation.
The result did not disappoint. What comes across is the positioning of
Food alongside Television, Film and Fashion as a key ingredient of
Here food takes a key role in the search for celebrity. Food with film
stars, radio presenters, TV personalities are all blended into a rich
dish, albeit slightly pompous.
(I think it was the reference to Philip Schofield feeling that a lunch
at Chateau Haut-Brion was more satisfying than interviewing Elton John
that did it).
However, the supplement is served in good-sized portions. And listeners
to Radio 4 might think they had died and gone to heaven, as the
combination of John Humphreys' poignant article on the importance of our
faith in food, and the Desert Island Dishes of Ruth Rogers of River Cafe
fame, loomed from the page.
If you are a serious foodie, you might find this offers a great deal of
fodder for the imagination.