We have a really, truly shameful confession to make. Are you ready? We sort of like the American version of The Office better than the original. We know, we know, Ricky Gervais is a total genius, but, somehow, we just find the American version…funnier? We really hope you didn’t just lose all your respect for us. As you might imagine, we have a bit of a hit-or-miss relationship with British comedy, but when we love it, we love it. We’re obsessed with Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge and we’re pretty sure we’re going to love Posh Nosh even more.
Posh Nosh is a parody of cooking shows, starring Arabella Weir and Richard E. Grant as Minty and Simon Marchmont: restaurateurs, chefs, and incredible snobs. Mindy and Simon regularly berate their viewers and use ridiculous verbs to describe their cooking (one does not rip a piece of bread, one humiliates it). The video clips are truly brilliant (please be sure to watch this one. Oh, and this one. And don’t forget this one). Although we can’t seem to find any mention of it on the BBC America website, Epicurious assures us that it is coming to BBC America and public television very soon. Do consider it a worth addition to the pantheon of food television worth watching.