I was lucky enough to go to San Francisco over the weekend purely to eat and then write about it. It was a welcome change of cooking for a family and it was just as well that the children weren’t there, because all I ate was vegetables. And grains. And more vegetables. Kale-lover that I am, I was in heaven.
We started writing the Mumsnet cookbook in summer 2012. Yes, that long ago and we have been marking down the days until the book came out. And now that day is here. Top bananas! That’s not only how we feel, but the book’s title too. Ottolenghi is a fan. Swoon. He says the book is “reliable, useful and most importantly completely delicious!”
I always thought we ate really well as a family. Most of our meals are prepared from scratch and I know – or thought I did – what is healthy and what isn’t. But when I sat down to analyse (get me!) what the four of us actually ate, compared to what I thought we ate, guess what? I wasn’t as Gwyneth Paltrow as I thought.