I’ve just watched yesterday’s episode of Delia. She has redeemed herself a little by concentrating on what you can do with pre-made sauces etc. that you can keep in the store cupboard and put together with fresh ingredients. That said, I’m still not entirely sure who she is broadcasting to. She kept on saying about how one can sit in one’s office and think about what they will cook that night based on what they have in their store cupboard, but how many people – those busy, working people who I believe the series is aimed at – have space in their houses to have that well-stocked store cupboard/pantry?

I’m also, really not sure about how she is getting so excited by canned meat. Yes, I can see how there is no reason why it can’t be alright; why it shouldn’t be good meat from animals reared in good, free-range conditions, but the realist in me (I know, I know, normally I’m the eternal optimist…) is thinking that its just not going to work like that.

Rather than going down the canned route, we should be aspiring towards the locally reared, locally killed, locally sold and locally eaten food. Yes, not everyone can afford to do that but those that can should be, and those that can’t should be aspiring towards that, and the more that do should mean that the costs come down so that everyone can enjoy it. Actually, apparently its not even as if its already that expensive. The lady in the Stratton Audley house was telling us about this local farm shop (that I really must visit) where you can buy a whole sheep from the farm next door for £25!

Oh, and I’m not sure about the bit they had about Delia and her religion. Where does that fit with the food show? Just what kind of show is it that this programme is trying to be? Part cookery, part food education, part biography?

But Sister Wendy is great isn’t she!! 😀