Have just watched the first part of Delia’s new, self-titled, cookery series focussing on how to cheat at cookery, because a bit of cheating in our busy live is actually go. It was interesting, and recipes scrummy, but I did find myself thinking that the very good and practical premise of the story sits somewhat ill at ease with my desire to try and eat more regionally and naturally. Frozen mashed potatoes and pre-chopped veg are all very good, but they come wrapped in plastic and shipped in from who knows where.

The more I think about this, the more I feel that there is a need for my cookery show idea of recipes aimed at everyday cooking for mixed households of vegetarians and carnivores using produce that is locally sourced and packaged (or lack of…) wiith environmental considerations in mind.