Mary Berry gets a roasting from environmentalists

Beloved TV cook Mary Berry typically sparks an outpouring of warm and fuzzy feelings for people watching her cookery shows while commenting on social media.

From noting her glam hairdo and ever-present Hermes belt to wanting her to be their actual grandmother, it’s all super positive.

However, during last night's episode of BBC2's Mary Berry's Foolproof Cooking (Monday 29 February), the Bake Off star managed to rile some viewers for her suggested method of prepping a cauliflower for roasting…

Mary Berry

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In her recipe she added the heads of cauli to a freezer bag with olive oil already in, zipped it up, and gave it a good shake to get the veg covered.

“You could do this in a bowl but on the other hand someone’s got to wash up the bowl and we’re all in for saving time,” Mary told viewers.

Uh oh.

Sorry Mary Berry's Foolproof Cooking, the plastic bag idea is terrible! Surly washing up is much better for the environment! #SaveOurPlanet

— Natalie Tokely (@natalieburke1) February 29, 2016


Love Mary Berry, but disapprove of her repeated use of polythene bags to oil things. #waste

— Myrtle Inglenook (@Smallest_of_all) February 29, 2016


Coating cauli in oil in a plastic bag, Mary Berry says, saves washing up. Not very good for the environment, mi owd flower…

— DJS says NoThankEU (@woodborobarmpot) February 29, 2016


Mary Berry would rather throw away plastic bags than wash up a bowl. Thanks, Mary… the environment loves you ;)

— Wheezie (@skellywheeze) February 29, 2016


Although some sections of the Twitterati were not happy all was soon back to normal with the various Mary Berry grandma wishes…

I can't be the only person who wishes their gran was Mary Berry… #yummy #maryberry

— Kingsley (@CedarWych) February 29, 2016


Imagine if Mary Berry was your grandma… Sunday's would be amazing!

— Emma Royston♡ (@royston555) February 29, 2016


Imagine having Mary berry as your nan

— Natalie (@_nataliewitt) February 29, 2016

The cauliflower-gate section came just after she was celebrating veg boxes and just before she revealed she plays a weekly game of tennis “with the girls” sparking a flurry of #lifegoals.

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Mary berry and all her friends play tennis then eat cake lmao that's so cute

— Henry VIII (@abbistannard) February 29, 2016


Mary Berry having a 'girls' lunch' in her tennis whites is the loveliest thing I've seen all day..

— Jessica Parkhouse (@MissPsKitchen) February 29, 2016


Erm if Mary Berry is playing tennis at 80 I have no excuse *immediately fills with dread at thought of exercise* #maryberryfoolproof

— Sarah Mason (@sarahmfoodie) February 29, 2016

It seems Mary’s still in “national treasure” territory.

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