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TelevisionSeptember 10, 2021

The Food in a Minute bloopers you never knew you needed

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To celebrate 25 glorious years of Food in a Minute, we jimmied open an old can of something in the content pantry and discovered a truly delicious Allyson Gofton blooper reel.

The opening seconds of Food in a Minute will evoke different memories for different people. As a child of the 90s, it signalled two crucial things – dinner is firmly on the way (good) and the news is about to begin (bad). Even 25 years later, I almost instantly begin to salivate at the sight of those cascading peas and the sound of that jaunty commercial jazz.

Since 1996, the snackable cooking segment has been a mainstay on New Zealand screens, teaching the nation how much you can get done with a can of baked beans and half a thing of frozen vegetables. Chef Allyson Gofton carried the series into the 2000s, the perfectly warm and accomodating host who could do no wrong – even when confronted with curried sausages from a jar.

To celebrate 25 years of Food in a Minute, The Spinoff unearthed a delicious Gofton blooper reel from the 1990s. As it turns out, nothing tastes sweeter seeing a national icon beat herself up with a Christian Bale-style “NO, NO, NO” for accidentally saying “cruspy” instead of “crusty”, or simply staring straight down the barrel of the camera and muttering “I can’t remember a thing.”

Please enjoy.

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Mad Chapman, Editor
Aotearoa continues to adapt to a new reality and The Spinoff is right there, sorting fact from fiction to bring you the latest updates and biggest stories. Help us continue this coverage, and so much more, by supporting The Spinoff Members.Madeleine Chapman, EditorJoin Members

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