I have been reading an amazing amount in my paper about how bad Delia Smith is for doing a TV series and bringing out a book showing people how to cook the simple and easy way.
There have been people writing letters to the editor about it! Are these folks barmy? Just let me tell you a little story----
I have never cooked in my life. Well, I am married and have a woman to do all that sort of stuff.
However since I retired I have thought how nice it would be to cook for the little lady & as for the first time in my life I have some time I would give it a go. But where to start. What do you do to cook. Which pan to use. What to cook. What to add to the meal for extra taste. I had no idea about any of this--so how could I start?
Then I came across "How to Cheat at Cooking" in the supermarket and thought I would give it a go. Cor Luv a Duck Guv---you will never guess---I can cook!
OK so some of the ingredients or out of a tin. So what? Some of the dishes I have made are fantastic--so tasty.
Food snobs may not like it & I do not give a fig (not that I have cooked a fig)
What this has done is made me want to cook more and try new things so I am going to be more adventurous. This would not have happened without this book.
So go away food snobs-I am in my sixties and trying new things all because of Delia.
Delia I think I love you!