A Comic’s Comfort Food
Ellie Taylor, the celebrated comedian, actor, and now host of “Bake Off: The Professionals,” has a unique way of dealing with the highs and lows of her profession. While some comedians might drown their sorrows in vodka after a challenging gig, Taylor finds solace in a box of cereal and a couple of pints of milk. This quirky comfort ritual is a testament to her playful nature and love for simple pleasures.
The Sweet Side of Ellie
Taylor’s sweet tooth is undeniable. From her unabashed love for cakes and biscuits to her penchant for sneaking treats while on the set of “Bake Off: The Professionals,” her passion for desserts is evident. And when it comes to cereal, especially Frosted Shreddies, resistance is futile.
Spice Not So Nice
Despite her adventurous palate, Taylor admits to having a low tolerance for spice. A trip to Nando’s for her is all about the mild flavors, making her a self-proclaimed “lemon and herb girl.”
Soggy Dreams and Strictly Diets
Contrary to popular belief, Taylor finds delight in soggy batters. She humorously recalls her university days, where she and her friends fantasized about lounging in a giant Yorkshire pudding filled with gravy.
During her stint on “Strictly,” Taylor’s diet took a nostalgic turn, reminiscent of her teenage years. The nearby garage became her go-to spot for processed sandwiches, Monster Munch, and chocolates. Despite the indulgence, the rigorous dance routines kept her in top shape.
Venetian Romance with Tiramisu
Taylor fondly remembers a trip to Venice with her then-boyfriend, now husband. They embarked on a sweet journey, sampling different tiramisus throughout the city. It was a time of falling in love – with each other, with Venice, and undoubtedly, with tiramisu.
- Food: Any form of pastry, be it soggy or crispy.
- Drink: Margaritas, reminiscent of summer evenings during lockdown.
- Place to Eat: José on Bermondsey Street, London, a tapas place close to where she and her husband once lived.
- Dish to Make: A Nigel Slater aubergine pasta dish, a staple in her household.
Catch Ellie Taylor on “Bake Off: The Professionals 2023,” airing Tuesdays at 8 pm on Channel 4.