December 14, 1968
I enjoy meat, but I can do without it.
The Guardian's 'Word of Mouth' blog bridges the gap between blogging and serious food journalism.
Most pumpkin dishes involve scooping out the seeds, cutting off the skin, and chopping up the flesh before cooking.
If I am honest, my food is actually quite far removed from both the food of my mother and my father.
In certain European cuisines, vegetables are cooked a long time. I take the term 'al dente' and use it for vegetables.
Food was always important in my family, but I didn't think of it as a vocation until a later point in life.
Small okra pods have a much more attractive texture than large ones, which, when cooked, can be gloopy, stringy and totally spoil a dish.
Going out for a meal, especially for young urbanites, is less about socialising over enjoyable food than about enjoying food as a way to socialise.
Though not a true cereal but a fruit, buckwheat seeds resemble cereal grains and are often used in a similar way to rice, barley, bulgar or quinoa, usually as a side dish.
Most men say they can cook pasta, but I think you should find a little bit of an unusual angle on your pasta and make that your signature dish.