For somebody who did an Oxford history degree, I’m really not very good at it. I have next to no memory retention, and not the biggest attention span. Dreadful, I know. Years of my Grandad quizzing me with basic history questions to try and find ‘my period of expertise’ has left me feeling quite defeatist about it all, and resigned to the fact that maybe I don’t have ‘a historical period’….
I was recently asked what my favourite sort of cooking was: pastry, foreign cuisine, game, puddings…? But I honestly couldn’t whittle it down.
I gave it some thought though, and I reckon my favourite sort of cooking is ‘cooking on a budget.’ Does that count?…
Mum has always been clued up about nutrition. When I was about 10 years old I did a biology project where I had to write down everything I ate and work out all the calories and general goodness in my meals….