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July 14th, 2012

Cookery @ 12:36 pm

Current Location: same old place
Current Mood: cheerful cheerful
Current Music: None at present

I've been watching Raymond Blanc cooking with tomatoes - I would love to have the patience to make tomato stock as he did, because I really fancied the tomato risotto he made, but there's no chance of the whole suspended-bag-over-a-bowl thingy remaining undisturbed overnight in a house with three cats, besides which I would have to accumulate a whole lot of energy I no longer seem to possess.  But just imagine!  The stock is not only just-not-white .... it's not red at all.

The thing that always strikes me when I watch Raymond Blanc is the lovely relationship he has with Adam, one of his senior kitchen staff.  It's more like father and son, or maybe grandfather and son than employer and employee.  I wish everyone could have such relationships at work.  I can't really describe the relationship, except that it seems to be built on respect and affection on both sides, and is possibly the main reason I watch the programme, although, I do love the cookery too.

Oh dear!  I've just remembered that I haven't done my on-line grocery shop.  Charles will be cross.  I'd better do it now.
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Date:July 14th, 2012 11:41 am (UTC)
I love that programme even though I'd probably never cook like that.
If I can find tomatoes that actually taste of something I may buy some.

A..dam is lovely
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Date:July 16th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
I haven't heard of Raymond Blanc but that doesn't mean his program doesn't come on over here. It could be at a different time than I normally watch our food channel. I will have to check the website and see if I can find him and check out the show if I do. I know what you mean about needing to gather up some energy for some of those cooking projects. I am fine with doing them on weekends but during the week, when I come home from work, I want things to be simple. I cook during the week but the sooner I am out of the kitchen the better I like it! :-)
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Date:July 31st, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
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