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Former Bake Off contestant Ruby Tandoh labels fellow chefs 'dull snobs'

The 25-year-old chef, who was runner-up on the 2013 series of the baking show, has a history of using social media to speak her mind.

Former The Great British Bake Off contestant Ruby Tandoh labelled Nigella Lawson and Tom Kerridge "dull snobs" in a foul-mouthed Twitter rant on Tuesday night (09May17).

The 25-year-old chef, who was runner-up on the 2013 series of the baking show, has a history of using social media to speak out if she doesn't agree with something.

And Nigella and Tom were Ruby's targets on Tuesday, as she told her 89,900 Twitter followers exactly what she thinks of her peers.

"Horsey-maned rich girls and pompous 'real food' guys, all of them white, make up nearly all of the food world and i am so BORED of it," Ruby began.

"It started with cookbooks written by rich women who were hobbyist cooks but never once made the family dinner (that's what the maid was for) and then it continued through generations of food writers, nearly exclusively white, and always rich.

Just marie antoinetting their way thru this fetishistic 'domesticity' except, alas, no guillotine."

Continuing her rant, Ruby took aim at Nigella in particular, tweeting: "'Then Nigella (god bless her soul) unwittingly bolstered the foundations for this aspirational, just-look-how-rich-i-am, kind of cooking.

"(Anthony) Bourdain is a p**ck, (Tom) Kerridge sells this hokey f**king 'happy diet', even some of my food heroes have proven themselves to be dull snobs."

Ruby concluded her post by telling her followers they should follow Racist Sandwich, a "podcast about food, race, class, and gender".

"It's all so boring and this is why you should listen to @raceandfood and other great alt food media," she wrote. "Basically just eat the rich."

Ruby became a favourite during her time on Bake Off, with many speculating she was flirting with judge Paul Hollywood. But the curly-haired domestic goddess later made her feelings about the silver fox clear as she took aim at him for moving with Bake Off to Channel 4, while Mary Berry, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc showed their loyalty by staying with the BBC.

After Paul's move was announced, Ruby tweeted: "Ahhhhhh a peacocking manchild lingering wherever the money is, I am shocked."

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