, I was thinking about you today. Not that that is a rare occurence, of course – I quite often wonder how everyone is doing, or wish that I could have you here to show you something. Today, though, I was thinking about cooking.
I can hear getting all snarky right now. Yes, he does most of the cooking, just because he prefers his own food without all of the herbs and spices. Sorry, he prefers “cooking that lets the natural flavour of the food come through”. I can cook – I just like to cook the type of food that I like, and he won’t eat it.
Today, however, I am taking a break from coding and am working on an article for the site about British comfort food. (Lacking a proper copywriter, I do a lot of writing for the site when I have time.) And googling for different things led to Nigella, which made me think of you. I don’t know if they’ve ever shown any of the Nigella programmes on BBC America, but if they ever do, you need to watch – I love her. She’s a normal-sized, beautiful woman with curves, who likes food and likes to actually eat. Not one of these people that, upon cooking a scrumptious dish, would say something like “of course, personally I don’t eat this way – too much fat in this dish. I subsist on herb salads, nonfat sheep’s cheese from a village high in the Alps, and tiny baby vegetables carved by sculptors from Swarovski.” No, Nigella is very sexy when she cooks, she licks her fingers and sensually, slowly licks cake batter from spoons. She’ll prepare a dish of cheese fritters and sit down alone, with a glass of wine, obviously planning to consume the lot.
It’s a lot like watching you cook. I have very fond memories of your house…friends gathering, wine being poured, good conversation and you in the kitchen overseeing it all, drinking, laughing, talking, while incredible food just kind of assembles itself and floats out to the table. I would be so stressed cooking for dinner parties or trying exotic new dishes, I wouldn’t be laughing and talking. You are amazing.
Just wanted to let you know.
You’d like Jamie Oliver, too – he’s adorable. And, on the subject of BBC America (but not related to cooking), I see that Little Britain has been on – have you been watching? Omigod, what did you think? I love Little Britain.
Now, back to full English breakfasts, bacon buttys and hot pork baps, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, treacle pudding with hot custard, and other comfort foods. Any other suggestions for favourite comfort foods?