Cooks pizzas up to 12" in size
I don't subscribe to the occasionally held belief that English food is bad. Some of the best food I've ever had was in England. They do cask conditioned ales that no one else in the world can touch. While I think you can get better Indian food in Northern NJ, the Indian food in England is certainly world class. Without a doubt, England has some of the greatest chefs in the world.
But the English and their pizza... It's like the kind of cultural blinders that you'd find in 1950s U.S.A. It's like James Beard trying to make Thai food. They may be closer to Italy than the U.S. is, but, from an understanding of pizza, they might as well be on Mars. Now, before everyone goes into a tizzy, there are obvious outliers- the UK members of this forum, for instance. Franco Manca. Paul Brayshaw. There are oases, but they are few and far between, and when you leave these enlightened islands, the level of pizza ignorance is unparallelled. The U.S. has some areas where chain pizza is the only pizza you can get, and it's a sad situation, but the chain pizza areas in England are horrifically bad. The English are able to bring bad pizza to an entirely new level.
Heston Blumenthal, a three star Michelin chef, and his assistant, Chris Young, make pizzas that make Dominos look good.
Good pizza (like Franco Manca and Paul's Pizza) is selling well, so it's only a matter of time before England begins to rise from it's slumber, but this product, with the miniscule size, the hideous rolled out pizza example, brutally obvious heat imbalance issues and ridiculous price tag, only underscore how far the Brits have to go.
Fergus Henderson, shame on you for endorsing this.