Skip to comments.'Two Fat Ladies' chef Clarissa Dickson Wright dies at 66
Posted on 03/17/2014 6:55:46 PM PDT by jocon307
Clarissa Dickson Wright, one of the chefs on the BBC's "Two Fat Ladies," died Saturday in Edinburgh, Scotland, BBC News reports. She was 66. A cause of death was not disclosed.
"Two Fat Ladies" featured Wright and Jennifer Paterson (who died of cancer in 1999) traveling around Great Britain on a motorbike and highlighting regional dishes.
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I always enjoyed that show, though I never saw that many episodes.
I liked them.
They were kind of pioneers in world of cable TV chefs.
She and Jennifer Paterson had a fun and educating show. No, they weren’t “much to look at” by our standards, but they lived and enjoyed life, by gawd. As we all should. I loved how they’d end a show at some prep school or dairy farm by drinking a martini and having a smoke.
I used to love that show.
Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson Wright
After attending a recovery program, Wright and Paterson were approached by a TV producer about making a series. "Two Fat Ladies" premiered on BBC Two in 1996 and ended after Paterson's death in 1999.
What a story.
Sad to hear of her passing. RIP. They introduced me to bubble and squeak and loved their ‘streaky bacon’ references. A classy pair of birds.
Quintessentially British to the core which is why I loved them.
Delia Smith and Nigella couldn’t hold a candle to TFL.
When it comes to British cooking shows you can’t beat this.
One of my favorite cooking shows. I certainly will miss the lady.
I loved the fact that they seemed to operate with a: *what you see is what you get* attitude. They were pre-cursors of that most overused word *passion*. No one else could make me want to try to make Bubble and Squeak with lard!
RIP Clarissa and Jennifer...ya done good.
...”Joie de Vivre”...
A Giada, they were not...beautiful in their own way.
Oh no! I could never bring myself to make anything they made, but they were a delight to watch.
Fans might like this series on YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SFoym7HfWQ Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. It’s about why we eat (or at least the Brits, but some of it goes for us as well) what we do, when we do.
And didn’t that bacon look great! We can’t get that kind of meaty stuff in these here parts. The spin-off Cooking Channel had their show on a year or so ago. It was the highlight of my Saturday nights, so that should tell you something about my life.....
I loved them too. They seemed so cool, and they made cooking seem fun, I wanted to try their dishes. RIP.
From Jennifer Paterson: Never throw away squeezed lemon, but keep them for the day by the sink. Then you can use them to remove fish, onion or garlic smells from your fingers. Or you can stick them on your elbows while you are reading a book, to soften and whiten your skin.
It's amazing she lasted that long. MEDS, I guess, for the fatties.
They had a good sense of humor and did miracles with the junk that the British eat in the name of food.
If my cardiologist had ever watched that show, he would have had a heart attack, not me.
However, two nice ladies and they will be missed.
As to the one who didn’t like Nigella Lawson, come on. She’s cool, pretty and makes things that look yummy.
I’m going to use this!
I’m also going to cut and paste and send it along as an email to my mother.
She won’t remember who the two fat ladies are, the only female chef she recalls is Julia Child, but it’s great advice.
I saw that show a few times. It was great! RIP.
Julia was wonderful. She is missed.
Oh my goodness that is quite a name!
Love those two women. Well-educated, well-spoken, witty and wise. I have all of Dickson’s books - including the hilarious memoirs “Spilling the Beans” and “Riffling through my Drawers.” There’s no one to take their place.
Boy, cloud, you are proving to be a real downer on every thread you’re on.
You obviously know nothing about this amazing lady who ate the greatest foods on earth and wrote some of the finest cookery books in English - particularly her one on roasts and carving. But then I own all her books and your glean what you know from God knows where.
She, by the way, was the first women in England who was admitted to the bar as a barrister. She survived childhood abuse and alcoholism to become one of the most beloved television presenters - with knowledge in many areas. She also was a Tory who fought political correction in all it’s forms.
RIP, Miss Dickson.
I too, enjoyed the show. Wonderfully endearing women, what a hoot it must have been to around them.