Mary Berry Biting Into Things

A loving homage to the bite of the Berry
Queen of Puddings: We’re pretty sure no one has ever heard of this pudding. According to Mary, however, it’s a firm family favourite and has been for yonks. And who are we to argue? Mary clearly loves it.
Just look at her go.
Get it down you girl. 

Queen of Puddings: We’re pretty sure no one has ever heard of this pudding. According to Mary, however, it’s a firm family favourite and has been for yonks. And who are we to argue? Mary clearly loves it.

Just look at her go.

Get it down you girl. 

(Source: BBC)

Creme Caramel: Always a slippery customer, Mary handles the notorious creme caramel with this signature move. According to Mary, this one’s all in the wrist (we suspect there’s a considerable role for the tongue too but Mary’s not one to be vulgar).  

Creme Caramel: Always a slippery customer, Mary handles the notorious creme caramel with this signature move. According to Mary, this one’s all in the wrist (we suspect there’s a considerable role for the tongue too but Mary’s not one to be vulgar).  

(Source: BBC)

Who ate all the pies?
Eh? 
Mary. That’s who.
(Paul doesn’t even get a look in)

Who ate all the pies?

Eh? 

Mary. That’s who.

(Paul doesn’t even get a look in)

(Source: BBC)

Clementine & Chestnut Torte: Nice Esther Rantzen bite from Mary here. Esther and Mary, of course, go way back and have been known to enjoy sharing a scone. And a dentist.

Clementine & Chestnut Torte: Nice Esther Rantzen bite from Mary here. Esther and Mary, of course, go way back and have been known to enjoy sharing a scone. And a dentist.

(Source: BBC)

Hand-Raised Pie: Quite extraordinary work from Mary here. Tiring of the trivia of eating cake in a tent, Mary has tried to liven things up by pulling off the perfect identibite. With the aid of MBTC (Mary Berry Timecode) we can see how Mary manages to pull off near identical bites, minutes apart. What a pro. (Props to the editor for spotting that and being sure to include it in the final cut. Thorough work indeed)

Hand-Raised Pie: Quite extraordinary work from Mary here. Tiring of the trivia of eating cake in a tent, Mary has tried to liven things up by pulling off the perfect identibite. With the aid of MBTC (Mary Berry Timecode) we can see how Mary manages to pull off near identical bites, minutes apart. What a pro. (Props to the editor for spotting that and being sure to include it in the final cut. Thorough work indeed)

(Source: BBC)

Tarte Tatin 2: An interesting one from Mary here. You won’t often see this outside of the fine dining establishments frequented by the biterati. What we have here is an exquisite example of the toothless bite. Not as easy as it looks nor as painless as Mary’s tranquil lake of-a face would suggest. The toothless bite requires the biter to insert the fork-load right to the back of the throat and then wait for the heat and moisture already present to dislodge the bolus, sending it down the oesophagus. All without closing the jaw. A tricky manoeuvre, executed with aplomb. Brava.

Tarte Tatin 2: An interesting one from Mary here. You won’t often see this outside of the fine dining establishments frequented by the biterati. What we have here is an exquisite example of the toothless bite. Not as easy as it looks nor as painless as Mary’s tranquil lake of-a face would suggest. The toothless bite requires the biter to insert the fork-load right to the back of the throat and then wait for the heat and moisture already present to dislodge the bolus, sending it down the oesophagus. All without closing the jaw. A tricky manoeuvre, executed with aplomb. Brava.

(Source: BBC)

Treacle Tart: Now here’s a rare bite for you to check off in your I-Spy book of British Bites. Here Mary uses her little-documented telepathic power to orchestrate a beautiful sychrobite with the all-too-susceptible Paul. Eyes closed, locked in a single, tender act of mastication, they commune with each other over pastry sweetness and cloy-y-ness (Paul also groans on about the ‘bake’ but Mary blocks this out by pinching his pituitary gland).

Treacle Tart: Now here’s a rare bite for you to check off in your I-Spy book of British Bites. Here Mary uses her little-documented telepathic power to orchestrate a beautiful sychrobite with the all-too-susceptible Paul. Eyes closed, locked in a single, tender act of mastication, they commune with each other over pastry sweetness and cloy-y-ness (Paul also groans on about the ‘bake’ but Mary blocks this out by pinching his pituitary gland).

(Source: BBC)

Tarte Tatin: An absolutely scorching example of the Berry side-bite here. Neat fork technique, strong lip-clamp, no-nonsense Breton stripe blazer. Textbook.

Tarte Tatin: An absolutely scorching example of the Berry side-bite here. Neat fork technique, strong lip-clamp, no-nonsense Breton stripe blazer. Textbook.

(Source: BBC)