Today is the day my radio interview aired on BBC Radio 4‘s The Food Programme. While I listened to the entire thing with my hands over my ears, alternating tortured groans with cries of “Do I really sound like that?!”, I don’t expect you to. But should you feel like having a listen, the show – on amateur food photography – will be available soon here.
This momentous and embarrassing event meant that I needed to be home by 12:30, so I visited the farmer’s market early this morning. The sun was high and the crowds were thick today, but my mind was on the veg.
This was my first broad bean purchase of 2010, and I was looking forward to it. Last year, I made a Broad Bean, Mint and Lemon “Peasto” that I’m tempted to repeat this week. It sure would taste lovely on a grilled slice of that ciabatta bread. Another option is combining the broad beans and the asparagus; Nigella‘s Pasta Salad Primavera certainly looks tasty.
That green packet bottom right is organic rocket; I love its sharp, peppery flavour in salads and pastas. It’ll likely be the former this week, since I think rocket goes perfectly with the mild, watery crunch of good cucumber.
It isn’t really strawberry season yet, but given my surprisingly good experience a couple weeks ago, I couldn’t resist another punnet. Maybe you can help me decide- strawberry shortcakes or eton mess?
What are you cooking this week? Care to let me in on your grand culinary plans?
Oh, and if you’re new to Kitchenist, welcome! (Thanks Radio 4 x)