Is it? Call me whatever but I like to think a programme called Britain's Best Dish would be a celebrstion of all that it British, not a mulit-cultural hotch potch of curry and other international cuisines. Now, I know curry is our fave but let's go all out for British food! I remember one year the winner made a smoked trout tart with trout caught in her local chalk stream, home smoked, eggs from her own chickens and watercress form the local beds. I'm sure it was this inate Britishness that won her the competition. I believe last year it was won by a trio of Lancashire puds, so the British foods do get there but they have to fight their way past all sorts of wierd, wonderful (and delicious) foreign foods. Ok....now I've flown the old Union Jack but I have one other gripe over this programme. Why is John Burton-Race so nasty? He really is quite rude. I'd be tempted to shove my food right in his face he's so vile. I mean, the judges choose the dishes to be cooked in the studio, so they obviously lie them, but then he bangs on about how 'worried' he is and how 'this concerns me' and 'it won't work'. Idiot! After all, what does he know? Didn't his restaurant go bust? So, let's get rid of Mr Nasty and bring on Stargazy pie, Queens of Puddings, Steak and Kidney, Kedgeree (ok, from our colonial past but so British!), devilled kidneys....the list is endless!