When I was little I used to want to be a tv presenter. Sometimes I wanted to read the news, so I would sit behind the piano stool and read made up stories to my family. Other times I would want to be Delia Smith, so I would practise as I ate my tea.
I was especially good at mixing strawberry jam into my rice pudding and making it go pink.
Obviously all that early training didn’t necessarily pay off, but when I do cook I like to organise all my ingredients before hand so they are chopped, weighed and ready to go as soon as I need them. Just like they do on tv.
Why, what beautifully chopped peppers and onions! I can almost hear you cry…
If only I had tried harder with the rice pudding and jam (maybe gone for ice cream instead?) I could well have been a TV chef. Although I have a feeling I would be more like the Swedish Chef than Delia.