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Miguel de Cervantes

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Saturday
Jul102010

Measuring up

Well, now the time has come to write some recipes and I am realising that I don’t measure up. Not in the sense of feeling inadequate, but literally; I rarely measure anything when I’m cooking.

I am currently reading a book by Jenny Linford called Writing About Food and was relieved to discover that this is a challenge faced by many food writers. Linford introduces her section on measurements with the welcome news that “Some food writers feel that there is now too much emphasis on quantifying ingredients in recipe-writing” and that many feel constrained by the need to measure every ingredient, rather than improvising. Good, I am thinking, so a handful of this and a pinch of that will suffice, this is going to work for me.

Bad news.

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Wednesday
Jul072010

Humble beginnings

I thought I ought to start by introducing you to my humble kitchen:

 I would much prefer my kitchen to look like this:

Image source: http://media.onsugar.com/files/ons4/2010/01/02/627/6279064/f3c0b7d34810573b_homeremodeling1_modern-kitchen.jpg

But alas, living in London is expensive and that dream is a long way off. So I make do with what I’ve got and have learned to adjust reasonably well (so long as no one gets in my way when I’m cooking).

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