Fire Crews were called to the set of BBC’s Great British Menu during filming for the new series, celebrating the work of the NHS, when one dish caused a major emergency and very nearly burnt the studio to the ground .
Contestant Paul Chattem was creating his much-admired - Ironic Vesuvius Erupting Amid Clouds of Compassion Caught Somewhere In Gran’s Fading Mind - when things went badly wrong.
'I had just sprinkled shavings of unicorn scrotum over heritage irradiated wasp excrement and fired up my ex army flamethrower to meld it into a lava flow. But that's when things went a bit mental,' Paul said.
It's understood the WW2 device was set on full power and instantly a 30-foot long flame shot out licking the back Judge Tom Kerridge's jacket.
Chief Fire Officer, Reg Knaphill, who headed up the team that eventually brought the conflagration under control was less than impressed when speaking to reporters.
‘I am sick of it. Heston Blumenthal has a lot to answer for. Molecular Gastronomy? Molecular Gastronomy my fucking arse! What's wrong with plain old Ham, Egg and Chips?’
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