All my friends, whether or not they are vegetarian, want to eat more simple, seasonal, vegetable-led food. As the number of vegetarians in the UK slowly creeps up, the number of people reducing the amount of meat in their diet is sky-rocketing. For me eating without meat opened up a new and exciting world of Read More
I make trips to India every few years, when I think of the food I have loved the most there has been the simplest humblest cooking, no complicated spice blends or curries which have been laboured over but just cooked cleverly spiced vibrant vegetables which still let the character of the veg sing out.
Packed lunches are a rare thing for me. I work and cook at home, so when a lunch is packed it’s usually an exceptional day: a train journey, the start of a holiday, lunch in the park – always a novelty.
I’ve always been intrigued by lunchboxes – everything is in the miniature, so you get just enough of what you need. A sandwich wrapped in paper, a snap of chocolate, a handful of raisins, a piece of fruit, a thin slice of cake. I guess it harks back to childhood china tea sets, laying everything out just-so, just for one.
A few months back, I was lucky enough to have lunch with the frankly amazing Stanley Tucci. You will know him as an incredible actor and director but as I learnt over lunch and some very early and very delicious wine...