Mary Berry Biting Into Things

A loving homage to the bite of the Berry
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)

Plaited Loaf (11 of 11): The final crumb of the 11-loaf challenge, and Mary has victory in her sights. A catatonic Paul, his two beautiful eyes totally glazed over, stumbles clumsily into Mary’s final bite-shot. I think his competition is over. Mary, hardly able to move at this point, just about avoids slipping out of frame. Clearly exhausted, but ever the professional, she gives the crowd what they want. A spectacular bite to mark the end of a thrilling competition.

Plaited Loaf (11 of 11): The final crumb of the 11-loaf challenge, and Mary has victory in her sights. A catatonic Paul, his two beautiful eyes totally glazed over, stumbles clumsily into Mary’s final bite-shot. I think his competition is over. Mary, hardly able to move at this point, just about avoids slipping out of frame. Clearly exhausted, but ever the professional, she gives the crowd what they want. A spectacular bite to mark the end of a thrilling competition.

(Source: BBC)

Plaited Loaf (6 of 11): Half-way through the 11-loaf challenge and Paul is looking decidedly peaky. Here we can see him taking a moment to try and escape the carb-coma that threatens to consume him. Mary, meanwhile, is making some serious hay, ploughing ahead with loaf number 6 as if it were the most natural thing in the world. What a trooper.

Plaited Loaf (6 of 11): Half-way through the 11-loaf challenge and Paul is looking decidedly peaky. Here we can see him taking a moment to try and escape the carb-coma that threatens to consume him. Mary, meanwhile, is making some serious hay, ploughing ahead with loaf number 6 as if it were the most natural thing in the world. What a trooper.

(Source: BBC)

Plaited Loaf (1 of 11): Eating 11 loaves of bread in a row isn’t a task everyone can stomach. For Mary, however, it’s all in a day’s work. Here we see a very focussed Mary, attacking the first loaf with tenacious appetite, holding the stoney glower of Paul Hollywood as she does so. It takes more than those piercing blue eyes to tangle this girl’s plaits.

Plaited Loaf (1 of 11): Eating 11 loaves of bread in a row isn’t a task everyone can stomach. For Mary, however, it’s all in a day’s work. Here we see a very focussed Mary, attacking the first loaf with tenacious appetite, holding the stoney glower of Paul Hollywood as she does so. It takes more than those piercing blue eyes to tangle this girl’s plaits.

(Source: BBC)