TV FOOD PROGRAMMES: Watching these on a regular basis, I do wish that some of the chefs concerned, or their programme producers would listen to them and do a severe pruning. A programme, Royal Recipes, with Michael Buerk about recipes cooked for various members of the Royal Family, past and present, had a chef on called Paul Ainsworth. He obviously only knows one adjective to describe the ingredients and methods. To my amazement he used the word Lovely 18 times. Since then I have made note of all different chef’s usage of lovely. Many overuse the word lovely (lovely potatoes, lovely gravy, lovely custard etc) but Ainsworth has the largest count. On Mary Berry programmes and on The Hairy Bikers, I have only heard the dreaded Lovely used once. Congratulations to them. One chef got so carried away with the word that she referred, not only to her ingredients but also to the ‘lovely spoon’ and the ‘lovely dish’. How absurd can you get?