This week’s convict up for the lethal injection is Alex Parker. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty…
W H O
Alex is a self proclaimed foodie – not a chef. All of his cooking is done at home in his spare time. He started his blog after being knocked out of Masterchef 2017 to cheer himself up.
W H Y
He has shown no remorse for his crime of eating all the things at McDonald’s – the ultimate sin of a foodie. He is therefore charged with perverting the course of justice and fraud.
B R E A K F A S T
“I’d probably start off with something fairly bland and familiar for my final day of gluttony. Some porridge to prep the stomach for what’s coming later.”
L U N C H
“A Pizza Express Margarita circa 1997, eaten in my hometown in London. This is something that reminds me of being a kid – being taken out to Pizza Express was a huge treat; my order was always the vanilla, standard, ordinary, Margarita. I was told recently by a Pizza Express chef that since then they’ve improved a lot of the ingredients, including the mozzarella, pasata and flour. No thanks – I still want my 1990s £3.50 pizza please. Although because it’s my last day I’ll have four, with a beer.”
S T A R T E R
“Ok, now we’ve got the nostalgia out of the way let’s get out of London and have some fun by the sea.
Oysters to start please, at the Oyster Shed in Skye. Twelve of the freshest shucked before my hungry eyes. For my last day it would be sunny though – not raining like last time.”
M A I N
“It would take a lot to not choose a home cooked Shepherd’s pie or roast chicken, but seeing as I’m four pizzas down let’s keep it light. Turbot please, cooked by Nathan Outlaw. Does that mean we’re in Cornwall now?”
D E S S E R T
“Dark chocolate and whisky. No preference on how they come – straight up, as a mousse, on a tart, in a shot glass, I don’t care.”
L A S T W O R D S
“Food is everything to all people. It can be a creative outlet, a means of survival, a way of letting off steam or just a pain in the ass. It’s all of these things to me, depending on my mood – long may my obsession last!”
T H E V E R D I C T
Given that my crime was also McDonald’s, I don’t think we can execute him. We hereby sentence him to life in the kitchen.
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