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The Story of The Great British Bake Off
The Story of The Great British Bake Off | Anita Singh
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Take one tent. Fill with 12 amateur bakers. Garnish with one venerable cookery writer, one blue-eyed bread-maker, and two comedy queens with a love of innuendo. And there you have the recipe for the most popular show of our times. When The Great British Bake Off made its debut in August 2010, it had the makings of a modest hit. But nobody not the programme-makers and certainly not those first contestants could have predicted what was to come. Here was a show in which the biggest weekly drama was whether or not a sponge cake would sink in the middle. And oh, how we loved it. Here is the ultimate Bake Off fan book: from bread lion to bin-gate; heart throbs to Twitter trolls; soggy bottoms to sticky buns. This is the celebration of Britain's most popular cookery contest.
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Recalling the first seven series of the show, this book is the perfect way to tide yourself over in between seasons of Bake Off. There are some cool little illustrations inside, as well as behind the scenes tidbits about how the show began, casting and more. A fun little read!

Prairiegirl_reading I‘m currently obsessed with this show, the Canadian version and the JVN podcast with Nancy (winner of season 5) and her instagram because I listened to that podcast. 🤣🤣🤣 3w
xxjenadanxx @Prairiegirl_reading ooh there is a Canadian version? I need to find it. I have a weird obsession with Canada/Canadian tv! I'll have to listen to the podcast too! 3w
Prairiegirl_reading @xxjenadanxx yes and the first season was hosted by Dan Levy from Schitt‘s Creek. 3w
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That‘s my Tuesday evenings sorted for the foreseeable #BakeOff 😃

StayCurious Love this show! 3mo
TheEllieMo @StayCurious it‘s one of the few TV shows I watch 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I would watch this - Sandi and Noel as hosts of a cooking/baking show still seems like a random but brilliant choice 3mo
CarolynM Can't wait til we see it, probably early next year 3mo
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This book is as lovely as curling up to watch an episode. Watching Mary and Paul talking about pastry has become such a comfort ritual for me, and the book captures the warm whimsy.

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