Who me?

No time, no money, reduced inspriration. These are the restrictions on my ambitions of being a rich, relaxed, gastronome. It won’t stop me trying though.

I love food.

Possibly I love it too much.

However, it’s not the excess that worries me. I love it so much that I find it frustrating that I can’t devote more of my time to cooking and eating. Modern life, and that of a busy father with a stressful job, is not compatible with the image of lazy Sundays in a gloriously massive open plan kitchen that the television chefs make you aspire to.

Most of us have a few minutes of an evening to prepare a meal in a galley kitchen on scratched and dented cookware. It is hypothesised that the media are responsible for giving teenagers unachievable aspirations for body image. I put it to you that the BBC is responsible for giving us unachievable culinary aspirations.

I subscribe to Olive, I watch the programmes. I even consider visiting Good Food Live. None of it helps me in the practical situation of having got the kids to bed, answered some emails, fixed the wonky shelf and then realising it’s 9pm and I haven’t even started to prepare an evening meal.

This blog will be about my adventures in real cooking. The cooking that happens when you are knackered, slightly broke, but are determined not to resort to pasta and stir-in sauce yet again.

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One Response to “Who me?”

  1. unwind cooking May 30, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    I had some friends over this past weekend – the wife is a stay-at-home-mom who was surprised to hear that when I cook “something nicer than usual” I’m usually serving dinner close to 10PM. I’m a stay-at-home-mom too but also work from home. Stay-at-home-work-at-home mom is not as glamorous as it sounds. But I’m glad there’s cooking.

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