I’m completely obsessed with food this month. There’s nothing inherently unusual about this for me, I’m always either thinking about what I just ate, planning the next meal, or wondering why I didn’t marry Jamie Oliver so I could be a bazillionaire and have a man who’d cook for me instead.
|Raspberry Macarons - Twin Two|
A macaron (de Paris) is a teeny little sweet that’s like a cross between a meringue and a friand. It comes in a whole lot of flavours and only the devil himself knows how to cook the bleedin' things. If you’ve made meringues before you’ll know that you need to be oh-so-careful not to knock the air out of them, but with macarons, you also have to fold in ground almonds. The result of not sticking to the myriad macron making rules, is something that looks and tastes like a sweet bullet rather than a light-as-air but chewy macaron.
|Lemon Macarons - Twin One|
The other reason I’m so obsessed with food at the moment is that the current heroine in my work- in- progress is a chef and the hero doesn’t know a bagel from a blinis. What he does know is how to turn around someone’s damaged image and that’s what he’s been employed to do with my PR disaster celebrity chef. There’s lots of hot kitchen fun and three-cheese gnocchi to boot.
Do you have a recipe that you’ve tried and tried to perfect? A success or a failure? Or are you secretly addicted to all those cooking shows?