Thursday, June 08, 2006

Simon begat Roald

If an author I greatly admire waxes lyrical about another cookbook, I am compelled to consult at the first possible opportunity. That is how Simon Hopkinson begat Roald Dahl! Simon quotes him in the butter chapter where he bemoans the unreasonable drenching of everything in olive oil. When he talks about making a ‘proper’ risotto he says, ‘It’s butter! Butter, butter, butter and more butter beaten into the rice at its very completion.’ So that’ll be butter then I guess!

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