“The other day I saw a risotto that you put in the microwave for two minutes. Now, I know how long it takes to cook a risotto. What’s in there to make that happen? I don’t understand why people think they’re too busy in their lives to cook a decent risotto. The joy of cooking and sharing with your family and friends – having people making sex noises when they’re eating the food that you’ve cooked for them – that’s brilliant! To put something in a microwave for two minutes – that just takes the joy out of life.”
I read this the other night in bed and it struck a chord. Firstly because it’s so true, secondly because I think those microwave meals are the world’s saddest product and I feel sad everytime I see someone buy one. Thirdly because food humpers (people that make sex noises when they eat) are hilarious and once you hear one at work it’s hard not to laugh.
The quote comes from Rohan Anderson’s interview in the most recent issue of Extra Curricular. He was new to me but has a blog and a new book coming out soon.
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I don’t actually do the cooking at our house but can confirm I take great joy in eating Tom’s wonderful creations each night. They’re always lovingly made and interesting.