Posted 6th October 2006
On my way back from work this evening, I picked up a copy of thelondonpaper. I was drawn to the interesting recipe for arroz negro listed in a column titled “fast supper”.
It needed rice, onion, garlic, fish stock (so far so good), lobster (tricky) and squid ink. Squid ink? Quick recipe?
Sometimes I would like a chef to spend a day in a life swap with an ordinary mortal. Imagine Oskar Reboredo, the exotic sounded chef whose recipe I cited, waking up at the crack of dawn, taking an overcrowded train, rushing into work, scoffing a fruit and amidst endless phone calls, emails and meetings trying to find squid ink.
Are any TV production companies reading?
As an ordinary mortal who knows the true meaning of a quick recipe, I am normally at the mercy of my local Tesco or Sainsbury’s. I buy what’s available and special promotions always get first preference.
I could use my local butcher but I would like to live until I’m 30.
With Indian food, there are only three things you need to remember when you’re out shopping:
You should have the masalas at home in packets anyway.
Gotta go. Friday night. Am eating dinner out in favour of quick squid rice recipe.