Monday, 8 July 2013

Bloggerview with Lindy Wildsmith where she spills the cannelini beans

the new book by Lindy Wildsmith and Valentina Harris

Name Lindy Wildsmith

Occupation Cook and food writer

What would you like to plug Cicchetti, my new book co written with Valentina Harris

Name your three dessert island ingredients shade, drinking water and fish

Food stuffs that you would put in room 101? ready meals and rice pudding

What would you like to have for your last supper? Calves liver and spinach

What cook book do you use the most? Le ricette regionali italiane Anna Gosetti della Sarda

Your favourite spice is ….. crushed coriander seeds

Best dinner party guests and what would you cook them? My grandparents, parents and children. 

Stuffed zucchini flowers; Wild salmon, broad beans, celeriac remould, new potatoes and dill sauce; 

Gooseberry frangipane and panna cotta

What was your tea time treat as a child? Freshly baked scones in summer and crumpets in winter

What was the first thing you learnt to cook? I can’t remember that far back.....

And what was the first thing you taught your children to cook? Pizza and fairy cakes

What was your mother’s signature dish, and do you try to copy it? Charlotte Russe – no but I keep meaning to.

What dish gets you out of a tricky situation with your partner? Anything with seafood – specifically seafood risotto or spaghetti con le vongole

What would you say was your most memorable meal? The time I burned the mushroom risotto – too many drinks in the garden

And what would be your biggest disaster? The above

What do you wish you had never eaten, but had to? Le palle del nonno – Grandfather’s balls – deep fried profiteroles stuffed with ricotta

What do you consider to be the Best of British? The people

What do you think are the best and worst things about London restaurants? The Variety is the best the worst has to be the bill.....


Favourite restaurant Walnut Tree

Nigella or Delia Neither

Muesli or fry up Both

KFC or Burger King Neither

Gin or Vodka Gin

Wine or beer Wine

Food Villain Mass production

Food Hero Seasons

And finally your top tip for cooking.Taste, taste, taste as you go along.

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