I was amused by this article by Petra Starke - Adelaide's Sunday Mail yesterday (Thank you to Megan and Shell who sent it to me!)
If you've been reading this blog for two years or two minutes I need to tell you something. I'm not a complete food purist, I do prefer to make things from scratch, sometimes I'll use frozen veges instead of fresh, sometimes I'll use a jar of pesto if my basil plants are looking a bit naked, and I love myself a cheaty recipe for the CBF nights of cooking - but I don't do the packet mix unless totally humanly unavoidable - which oh, probably when I make cheaty french onion dip. But I don't think cheaty recipes can be a 'lifestyle'. You can cook from scratch, there is a lot to be said for appreciating the ingredients of your meal - and there are usually more than four.
I don't own any of the 4 ingredients books - it never really appealed to me - neither has the TV show - but I've got to agree with the writer - pesto sauce on lamb chops is not a recipe, it's a serving suggestion!
Do you have the books? Do you watch the show? Love/don't love/don't care?
Do you think there are too many TV chefs?
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