On June 14th, Louis Tomlinson switched out his microphone for kitchen utensils as he made an appearance on the cooking show “Full Time Meals.”
Full Time Meals is a campaign launched by Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge. The aim is to to “call ‘Full Time’ on child food poverty – supporting the nationwide initiative #EndChildFoodPoverty.”
Marcus and Tom want to use Full Time Meals to “help give children and families the skills and confidence to cook good, proper food in their own kitchens, using the equipment available to them.”
The recipe which Louis decided to make is called the Mega Fish Finger Sandwich and is demonstrated by Chef Tom Kerridge at the start.
Louis made his own creative decisions with the meal deciding to go with four fish fingers in the sandwich rather than the three stated in the recipe.
The “Walls” singer also opted for a mix of ketchup and mayo instead of coleslaw, and didn’t hold back on the butter. He said: “I use a lot of butter, as you can see I don’t have a lot of cooking ability so the more butter the better.”
Louis struggled with some of the technical parts of the recipe including the peeling of the cucumber and the cutting of the tomatoes.
He lamented: “How do you slice tomatoes? This is ending up a proper car crash. I’m ruining it already, it’s not even out the oven!”
Louis claimed that he’s “all about flavour,” and that presentation for him is “secondary.”
The recipe came together quickly, though Louis wasn’t sure at first, and said: “I’m not going to lie, it doesn’t look that appetising, does it?”
However, after a taste test, Louis was pretty satisfied with his dish, and announced that it was “pretty bangin’.”
His ending remarks were: “So all I’d say is follow the recipe a little bit closer than I did.”
The Tommo Way: He said 3 but I actually have 4 in a sandwich. I think it’s perfect so we’ll do it my way.
🚫: I would normally put some foil on here but we ran out just today. So this is what we’re working with.
🥒: I can do this. Just dig in? How’d you do it? I’m blaming me tool. There we go! That looks half right. Obviously you want to have a bit more in there. But as you saw from my execution that was not...not really the best.
🍞: Now also I will say, I use a lot of butter. As you can see, I don’t have a lot of cooking ability. So the more butter, the better.
🍅: How do you slice tomatoes? I’m trying to think about it. How do you slice these?
🚑: This is ending up a proper car crash. I’m ruining it already and it’s not even out of the oven. Oh dear!
🔪: Yeah, there’s a theme. Chopping, peeling, slicing not great to be fair. Everything else, I’m alright.
⚠️: I’m all about flavor. Presentation for me is secondary.
🥪: A few tomatoes. The only ones that I did alright. That’s a beefy one that though. [...] It’s starting to make a bit more sense as it all comes together.
✅: I’m not going to lie. It doesn’t look that appetizing does it? When you look at it. It probably tastes nice though. As I said, it’s not about the presentation for me.
📝: So all I’d say is follow the recipe a little bit closer than I did. [...] Again, if you do want to get healthier with it, it’s just normally better not to have taken a bite out in your sandwich before you bop it in. But it doesn’t really matter. I’m not really a man for cucumber but I’ll give it a go! Bit of crunch.
💯: Yeah, I’m happy with that!
My favorite quotes from Full Time Meals Fish Finger Butty, 6.14.21
nothing has changed, even today. no promo. is sad.
no promo for what?
I don't know what you expected and I'm trying to be polite and respectful in explaining what I think but this project, limited to the UK by the way, is ... this. even if Louis had also advertised several times in recent days from his social channels, what would have changed? it's not Louis who needs the promos, it's the project, but the project's promo isn't up to Louis. He participated, he certainly donated privately several times, he didn't have to do anything else. I also find it quite unpleasant to promote your name and person on the back of a charity project and let me reiterate valid only in UK.
Marcus has a magnifying glass on him right now for Euro2020, Louis's recipe aired the day after the team's debut and not two weeks ago when the attention wasn't high between the end of the PL and the team's retirement.
This is the real promo they worked on.
having said that I don't know what interpretation you give to "independent artist" but if I were you I wouldn't expect avalanches of promos like Harry Styles, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes have.
theoretically it will be very different.
Seeing, right now, the small movements made by Louis in my useless opinion he is moving away from everything that you Direcioners love and are used to.
Louis goes on a charity cooking show, doesn’t know how to work the basic tools, doesn’t follow instructions, and absolutely slaughters those poor vegetables but still has respectable cooking shows and food brands praising him?? Sounds about right, we had no chance, just look at him
We have no chance. He could be making a cup of tea and the world would be pudding in his hands. Dark magic.
Do yall think- (•o•) DO YALL THINK THE KITCHEN LOUIS DID THE FULL TIME MEALS THING IN IS THEE KITCHEN!?!??! As in the larry house kitchen….???? (‘ . ‘) No because- because what if it is!!!!!!!! (•O•) What if it is the kitchen in which Harry tries new recipes every once in a while???? Recipes he gets from a recipe-swapping Facebook group chat he secretly joined!!!!!!! IN WHICH HE LOOKS FOR RECIPES WITH PEAS- that’s not the point. Where was I again? Oh, yeah, kitchen, Right; And every time he tries a new recipe he calls louis over to the kitchen so Louis could give him his opinion on it, cuz its the only thing that matters to him when he cooks something new for his lou.. (ಥ﹏ಥ) *gasp* (°ロ°) ! OMG YALL WHAT IF ITS T H E KITCHEN!!?!?!! IN WHICH THEY KISS LIKE ITS A MF DANCE FLOORRRRRR!?!?!? ୧((#Φ益Φ#))୨ *pause* *inhales* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKSNSNSSKSNNSJSNSNSKSSNNSSKNSNSMSNSN(ﾉ@益@)ﾉ *sobs hysterically-y-y-yyyy* hold up y’all i think i need a minute- *heavy exhale* *wipes eyes with back of hand* alright; *blows nose* *sniff* what if it’s the kitchen louis enters to while Harry is cooking, hugs him from behind and then he- *voice crack* and then he kisses him on the cheek and fonds and they both smile and harry’s like “here, try this” and spoon feeds him with his yet-to-be-finished new meal and OF COURSE it tastes heavenly and OF COURSE louis approves and that’s all harry wanted to hear so he smiles, feeling so proud of himself on the inside that his heart glows and this is slowly turning into a fanfic i did not plan to write i better stop. anygays IM OFF TO HAVE A MELTDOWN HAPPY PRIDE GAYS LOVE YALL BYE *skiddadles away*