Menu for Hope and Bittman’s kitchen
The money you donate goes to feed those who can’t afford to feed themselves, this year through the UN World Food Programme school lunch program in Lesotho.
While there is so much hunger and deprivation in the world, its amazing how self centred we still are with our claims of being hard done by here in the affluent West. My favourite article of the week comes from the delightful Mark Bittman, who could have subtitled the piece “shut up and quit whinging”. After posting photos of him cooking in his small NY kitchen he was flooded with responses from people who queried how on earth he could create such good food from such an inadequate space. I love his response. It’s what I say to myself whenever I hanker for a wider oven, top line appliances or even a house big enough to devote a whole room to cooking. I also remember that I lived in this house for many years with a sink, old cooker and no storage. It’s not what you’ve got, it’s how you use it.
If I don’t get a chance to nip back here in the coming week – solstice greetings to one and all. I hope the New Year brings all that you desire, plus a little happiness to the kids in Lesotho.