Sheila Dillon, on today's The Food Programme, noted that the BBC Cook of the Year Award used to be called the Best Dinner Lady or Man Award. "We've got more PC since then", she added. (I'll say!)
What struck me about the BBC Cook of the Year Award (from what I heard on this programme) was that it's not what I imagined it to be. It's a much worthier thing than being merely an award for great cooking. It's about "changing the culture" according to Sheila.
And, thus, this year's finalists work with (1) prison inmates, (2) asylum seekers/refugees and (3) cancer sufferers - and lovely people they sound too.