Gregg Wallace blasts Mary Berry's 'deep fat fryer' attack

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Gregg Wallace has hit back at Mary Berry after she said the 'deep fat fryer' should be banned from homes.

Gregg Wallace has blasted Mary Berry's "ludicrous, attack" on the deep fat fryer.

The 'MasterChef' judge has hit back at the 'Great British Bake Off' legend after she declared the kitchen appliance would be better off being thrown out and should be banned from homes.

The 51-year-old chef wrote in The Sun on Saturday (27.08.16): "We probably did use the fryer a little bit too much (when we were young).

"Our nation was built on chips and spam fritters."

He continued: "Just thinking about it takes me back to happy times when what we call dinner now was known as 'tea' and we ate it around five o'clock. Dinner was what you had at school at midday.

"The smell of deep-fat frying was universal back then, wasn't it? It brought families and friends together.

"To suggest getting rid of it isn't just an assault on the deep-fat fryer but on the traditional British psyche.

"I love Mary dearly but this is an attack on our British way of life. We fry things, that's what we do. It's like banning the wok in China or outlawing the pizza oven in Italy. It's ludicrous."

Mary - who is back on screens judging baking hopefuls with Paul Hollywood - slammed fatty foods like chips and donuts because they're often seen on children's plates.

The 81-year-old star said: "Many people think children must have chips. I don't think any household should have a deep-fat fryer.

"I never fry a doughnut. If you want a doughnut, go and buy one once in a blue moon. It's about everything in moderation."

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