Behold the chipsteak, here presented in an extremist British incarnation but also popular in the United States until about that time. Perhaps it’s time for a chipsteak renaissance? Meet Major Stuart Benest (1915-2002), proprietor of the Benest supermarket in Millbrook, Jersey. in the late 1970s, who offers a very convincing argument. He’s a Monty Python character brought to life and quite wonderful.
From 1977, here’s a very special Benest’s of Millbrook advert.
What makes it special and different to the rest? Well, the owner of arguably the most famous Channel Island voice ever, makes an in-vision appearance.
So spend the next minute in the company of Major Benest and his dulcet tones, as he gleefully showcases the type of grub you could have enjoyed on a Channel Island table in 1977. All made under relentless supervision…
If you enjoyed this ad, you’re in luck: there’s an entire mini-documentary about the supermarket and its incredible booming-voiced advertisements.
What’s the world’s best cheese? A gruyere from Switzerland, selected from a record-breaking number of entries from 26 countries in the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin.
• Coronavirus fears can’t stop the fromage In Wisconsin today, the world’s largest technical cheese, butter and yogurt competition kicked off with a record 3,667 entries from 26 nations.
12,000 years of civilisation and humanity has only just invented the spaghetti bolognese scissorspic.twitter.com/QNQsswQ944 — James Felton (@JimMFelton) February 21, 2020 While the fellow above has impressive technique, we must recognize the great Buster Keaton who blazed the trail for all of us 100 years ago. From The Cook (1918):
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