My skills in the kitchen are singular: I am exceptionally talented in the field of dishwashing. I'm so good, in fact, that the epitaph on my tombstone could conceivably read, "She couldn't poach an egg, but boy, could she make a teaspoon sparkle." In short, I do not cook – I am cooked for . Unless parboiling tofu at Hai Di Lao counts as cooking – in which case, yes, I am Gordon Ramsay. But here's my confession: In spite of not having actually cooked a meal since I was in university – and even then, only out of sheer necessity – I love watching food programmes. Travelling the world in search of gastronomic indulgences on Best Places To Pig Out? My kind of entertainment. All those little kids on Chopped Junior making piquant sauces out of jawbreakers? Gripping stuff. Giada De Laurentiis tossing fettuccine in tomato sauce while wearing a white shirt? Suspenseful and satisfying. So, when my editor challenged me to make a three-course meal, with each course originating from a different food programme, I thought breezily to myself: How hard could it be? After all, Giada makes it look so easy. Even I could do what she… Read full this story
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