A new book about cooking disasters has been published. Even the review of the book was amusing.
This is not an accurate quote from the book. I just noted the essence of it and will make it into my own form.
A wife cooks a first meal for her new husband, meat and vegetables......including a serving of boiled avocado.
My last cooking adventure was about eight years ago when I made a casserole with prunes. It was so deliciously rich, one mouthful was enough. My previous disaster was Teriyaki Beef, also very rich and quite inedible. No one can reduce like I can.
R is an excellent cook. While he uses recipes as a general guide, he never follows them. He is instinctive about cooking.
He blames drugs, and he may well be right as it was the late eighties. He has had a couple of disasters, always when there were visitors.
One was when he should have followed the recipe and actually cooked the chicken in the oven as well as tying it into parcels and browning it. I can't remember this one. Possibly drugs really were involved.
The other occasion I remember vividly, reinforced by it being recorded on a video camera and I have since transferred it to a dvd, but without watching it. It was terrible.
It was our last meal in Prosper Parade, Glen Iris. The video was called The Last Supper. A non Australian born friend was always known to say, it could do with a bit more salt love, whenever he ate a meal R had cooked. The friend then poured half the salt cellar onto the meal.
We have never used salt in cooking and still don't, but as a concession to this friend, R made a lasagna with salt......lots of salt........ I could not eat it. No one, even the salt lover could eat it. At the time another friend had been taken ill with a kind of breakdown. Five stoned gay men and a missing friend who had taken a breakdown and an inedible meal.........well the video is cruel but also hysterically funny. I can remember waking up the next morning with a sore throat and a aching jaw from laughing so much.
Ok, 'fess up. What has been your cooking disaster?