VAT Ladies --- Good Simple
"There's no substitute for lard, lots of real,
wholesome VAT and plenty of GST --- if you object, eat something else."
The two VAT ladies tell it like it is as they use their
new tv series to help the Australian government sell its GST package
to the public.
Declaring a mandate to cook, the two Vat Ladies ride into Canberra
where they turn up the heat in the kitchen.
Unconcerned with political correctness, stylish presentation, or the
latest fad diets, the two VAT Ladies dish up a heap of traditional family
values, dripping with oodles of GST. This is a diet for those used to
the good life and the taste for rich, expensive foods. Not the sort
of fare for those with a weak ticker.
Tune in for the
following hightlights this season.
Fish and Sydney
Darting off on their trusty motorbike and side-car, the two VAT Ladies
cook their way around Sydney as they show everyone how to boil water
for 3 minutes. At the same time they throw in a few suspect oysters.
Clarissa suggests using the microwave to nuke any ugly bacteria that
may be lurking in fish caught near an ocean outfall. "But they do eat
well," chuckles Jennifer.
Meat and no Veg
"Tax that beef,"shrieks Jennifer as they round up a cow on a drought-stricken
farm. Jennifer and Clarissa get out the big soup pot for a turn in a
Sydney City Mission soup kitchen, where they feed caviar, duck-liver
pate and vichyssoise to the Sydney destitute.
Fruit and Vegetables
Nothing tax-free about these two VAT Ladies as they pull a few greens
out of a Paddington terrace. Here they prepare a tasty salad morsel
followed by a palette-cleansing cocaine sorbet for the waifs at a local
Jennifer and Clarissa go bush when they set off for the Council for
Aboriginal Reconcilliation dinner in downtown Redfern. Here they prepare
a few native treats at the local Macdonalds. "Would you like an apology
with that," squeals Jennifer, wiping the sweat from her brow, as she
hands out another 10 point meal-deal.
Jennifer and Clarissa are at a Double Bay fund-raising fete for local
bankruptees, where they show how to make cheap Sarah Lee apple crumble
look like something you could serve on your best, not-yet-repossessed,
designer dinner service.
The two Vat Ladies travel to Kuala Lumpur where they turn old-fashioned,
tribal treats into haute cuisine for the leaders of key Asian nations.
They serve up heaps of tripe and trotters with bubble and squeak. See
them pop into the local police station where they pick out a battered
head of Anwar for a lightly tossed chicken salad. No humble pie for
these two girls.
Queens of Tart
Jennifer and Clarissa are invited to prepare a feast for the Sydney
Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Here they make a few cookies go a long,
long way and make sure there is enough for every marching boy with the
munchies. Watch Clarissa scoop heaps of white powder on rows of freshly
baked sponge cakes ---which were prepared off camera. "You can afford
to be bloody generous with the icing sugar," sneers Jennifer, while
Clarissa, cigarette-in-hand nods approvingly.
Look out for the recipe book and video at local ABC outlets.