Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realise fishing is stupid and boring.
I love how the men stand around cooking the barbie while the women have done all the work beforehand doing the marinade and making the salads and then everybody says, ‘what a great barbie’ to the guy cooking. A barbecue is just the ultimate blokes’ pastime, isn’t it?
If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue.
Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.
Making food is a wonderful way to spend a Friday night.
There’s a particular recipe – my Malteser cake – that people often message me about.
I’m convinced, with heightened awareness, that there will come a time when we look back and say, “Can you believe that people used to eat animals?”
I love to cook and I love food, so for me the first experience of that is always the smell. I also think that the connections we make, whether good or bad, are always connected to smell.
My overall food philosophy is, if it’s real, I’ll eat it. Many things are processed and contain chemicals and ingredients I can’t pronounce. I want real food.
My wife doesn’t cook, so we eat out every night. It’s not fine dining or anything — we’re not fancy people. Last night, we went to Johnny Rockets.