What’s cookin’ in the cruise kitchen.., down in the galley where none us cruiseheads go?
Unless you’re with the VIP recce parties that is, who are invited on board when ships dock on port on stops.
One Scots chef on such a day out from the office showed us around his place of work.
And didn’t he just rattle off multiple stats of what is cooked.
What grabbed me (always) was how they are still able to craft those extravagant delicate sweet treats for small armies of cruisers.
Wonder no more! Our friends at Princess Cruises have a cast of celebrity cooks and bakers coming on board for the new season.
If you’re like me, Saturday morning is probably a trade-off for the TV so you can watch the Euros football later.
So that means The Scary One watching Saturday Kitchen.
Chefs have gone stratospheric this Millennium and you can’t move between channels without bumping into a floppy-hatted cook.
Now they say food is the way to a man’s heart but I think that that applies more to women.
Which is why the likes of Michel Roux Jnr have my own little sous chef rapt when I’m aiming to be heard, or seen.
Of course, now we can plan again for London (and how good does that sound?)…
Then get in an early booking for Michel’s two Michelin-starred Le Gavroche restaurant.
Or if BBC MasterChef judge Aussie John Torode is more your prawn on the barbie.
Then our majestic cruise chums are unveiling this Antipodean artiste too.
Thing is with celebrity chefs that their easy skills can make you feel so inadequate.
Fear not. Our cruise pals have put us at ease here by serving up someone just like us.
Us if we’re Great British Bake Off fans, and aren’t we all experts when we’re picking apart contestants’ soggy bottoms?
Well, we all remember Princess of the kitchen Lottie Bedlow who charmed the nation.
And even won a Hollywood Handshake from the Great Man for her Florentines.
Well, Lottie is on board our Cruise too.
That cruise being a three-night Seacation, departing 10 September from Southampton and showing off our beautiful island.
Radio Times TV and film critic Andrew Collins will host the themed Culinary Stars cruise
All-inclusive fares for a Balcony Stateroom on Princess’s three-night Seacations start from €452pp.
Fees include premium drinks, unlimited Wi-Fi crew incentive and the cost of any Covid testing which may be required at the time of Travel.
So what’s cookin’ in the cruise kitchen?
And I will again and pick up some culinary skills to pass onto The Scary One for half-time refuelling for watching the Euros.
MEET YOU ON THE SEAS