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tascam78 Feb 20, 2010 10:19 AM

There was a cooking show back in the 80's on PBS I used to watch as a kid. He was a English Accent Man with salt and Pepper hair, wore glasses and suspenders and would cook some dishes and would sit down at the end of the show and drink some wine and taste the food and add up the calories from the dishes he cooked. I remember in the cooking show seeing a Butler like statue. Can someone help me?

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    lokidog5150 RE: tascam78 Feb 20, 2010 10:59 AM

    Graham Kerr maybe ???
    http://www.nndb.com/people/782/000023...

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      tascam78 RE: lokidog5150 Feb 20, 2010 11:08 AM

      Could be. I been looking at him. I do remember watching him. Been looking at videos of him on internet and nothing of what I am talking about in this particular cooking show.

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      Harters RE: tascam78 Feb 20, 2010 12:47 PM

      Later in his career, Kerr certainly did programmes featuring low-calorie versions of classic dishes. I recall it was after he'd had a heart attack or similar. The sitting down and eating was always his trademark. His media career started in New Zealand and, later, in Canada.

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        Atahualpa RE: Harters Feb 20, 2010 06:29 PM

        Indeed, he often had a flip chart with markers where he'd tot-up the calories and fat from his pre-heart attack show's version of a dish and then his new show's version's figures and compare.

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        dolly52 RE: tascam78 Feb 22, 2010 12:22 PM

        Sounds like the Cajun Cooking Chef, Justin Wilson, always had some wind at the end of the show.

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          LindaWhit RE: dolly52 Feb 22, 2010 12:37 PM

          Justin Wilson definitely didn't have an English accent. ;-)

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            dolly52 RE: LindaWhit Feb 22, 2010 01:32 PM

            oops, didn't catch that

        2. Sloth RE: tascam78 Feb 22, 2010 02:36 PM

          Keith Floyd perhaps? He sometimes wore glasses and suspenders and was always drinking wine.

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