• Short Summary

    A Heinz home cookery service, demonstrating how to cook with Heinz and some comedy from Charlie Drake.

  • Description

    A group of well dressed ladies take their seats and a chef welcomes them and introduces his assistant, Charlie Drake also dressed as a chef enters to applause. They decide to go ahead with the cookery demonstration without Margaret Alden. There is a lot of slapstick humour
    with Charlie Drake pouring flour all over the place, beating the eggs with a hammer and pulling out a Heinz baked beans can from the bottom of a stack. They fall over. The slapstick continues with water poured over the chef, flour over Charlie Drake, pies in the pants etc. The audience roars with laughter.
    When Margaret walks on Charlie and his side kick are covered with flour and icing and beans. They exit and the real demonstration begins, and Margaret says how pleased she is to see so many members of the "Young Wives Club" present. The first dish she prepares is "Liver Casserole". Onion's in dripping, Pig's liver with flour, salt and pepper. She tells the audience that it's worth getting your kitchen scissors and cutting any gristle from the liver.
    The lightly fried ingredients are put into a casserole dish and Heinz baked beans poured on top. On this she pours a can of Heinz tomato soup and adds rashers of bacon to the top. A previously cooked casserole is removed from the oven and placed in front of the audience.
    A portion is removed and Margaret assures the Ladies it is well cooked and that "even the smallest member of the family who is on solid foods can eat it quite easily".

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1960 - 1969
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:47:00 / 01:47:30:00

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