James Martin, 47, is best known for creating delicious recipes and dishes, regularly giving demonstrations to help viewers on his Saturday morning programme. However, he also makes appearances on This Morning during the cooking segments and during the current lockdown, he has been a very familiar face on the ITV show. His most recent stint left those watching at home very confused as they wondered how they would be able to replicate what he was doing.
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Speaking from his home and being a world-renowned chef, James was ready and waiting to make the popular Italian dish with a fiery pizza oven on show.
The culinary genius wanted to explain to viewers how they could create the Pizza Express margarita in particular.
To make this, however, those watching at home were told they would need a specific type of canned tomatoes only bought online and a pizza stone if they didn’t have the specialist oven he was using.
Taking to social media, avid amateur cooks slammed the chef as they stated he was “out of touch” with how they were having to cope at home in light of the lockdown.
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One posted on Twitter: “James Martin is so out of touch with the British public, it’s unreal. Sure, global pandemic but why not buy a big bit of stone and tinned tomatoes from Italy. I’m sure the delivery drivers will be happy to put themselves at risk for you to have your ponsey pizza. #ThisMorning.”
Another added: “Thanks James Martin. Will Definitely fire up the wood fired pizza oven I have in my flat to do this immediately #ThisMorning.”
Whilst a third commented sarcastically: “Oh yeah #JamesMartin…I’d gladly make that if I had a purpose built, rustic Pizza Oven at home #ThisMorning.”
“Thanks James Martin. I’ll just pop that in my pizza oven [in] my garden after I’ve been shopping for those tomatoes!!!!! #ThisMorning,” a fourth remarked.
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Explaining his love for authentic Italian pizzas, James told viewers: “There’s an amazing restaurant, when we’re allowed out, in Naples called San Michel.
“I think it’s the home of the best pizzas in the world. That part of Italy in Naples, San Michel where you have to queue for about two hours for a pizza and they do two pizzas.
“They do it with cheese or without cheese. No pineapple, no barbecue sauce, none of that. It’s with cheese or without cheese.”
During the same instalment of This Morning, the chef also left hosts Phillip Schofield, 59, and Holly Willoughby, 39, in hysterics after he failed to hear a question correctly.