Obsession is one of the character traits of perfectionism. I define it as a focus on an activity or item to the exclusion of all other contextual factors. Perfectionists at work, for example, might pursue Continue reading “plenty more roasted, by ottolenghi”
The colour of Winter is green, I have decided, sitting here at the desk, looking out to the park across the road. Spring is pink, Summer blue, and Autumn is golden, but Winter is green. The flurry of colour Continue reading “plenty more grilled, by ottolenghi”
Elizabeth David and Yotham Ottolenghi. Opposite ends of a scale.
Ms David is about simplicity, using the flavours Continue reading “plenty more braised, by ottolenghi”
There is something fundamentally satisfying about exploring the foods of other cultures, searching out ingredients, talking to strangers in the grocery shops of other nations to understand Continue reading “plenty more simmered, by ottolenghi”
My kitchen bench is always full of small bowls, terracotta vessels, some glass mixing and storing dishes, some Japanese earthenware, and stainless steel containers for cooking small puddings. At times it Continue reading “plenty more variety – blanched, by ottolenghi”
Rice is a favourite in this household. Not a daily thing, but we eat it often enough to have 7 or 8 different rices in the pantry at the moment. This doesn’t seem a lot when you compare Continue reading “plenty more rice, by ottolenghi”
Call me a little obsessive if you will, but I find great benefit in focusing on one aspect of food for a few months – even longer. There is a chef who often spoke of her time training, and how Continue reading “plenty more salads, by ottolenghi”