I love camping. I also love tea first thing in the morning. So much so, there’s a four minute window between me first opening my eyes, and me needing to know that a cup of tea is going to materialise pronto, before I start to get antsy….
Bartenders are a very exacting breed. The precision of their measurements and perfect execution of a cocktail is the polar-opposite to my ‘chuck it all in’ style cooking. But having worked at cocktail magazine, Diffordsguide, for a year, one thing did rub off on me: a mild neurosis about ice cubes….
I like the colour red. But I’ve been going off it over the past three years as red specks appear over my pasta and potatoes.
When buying kitchen utensils – particularly something as pedestrian as a colander – I tell myself to ‘think practical, think long-lasting’. But then I spot something pretty-coloured and logic goes out of the window. …