The ridiculous things you hear on TV. Good for a laugh. The other day on the programme called Master Chef, the three finalists competing for the title, were taken to Italy to cook some traditional dishes. One of the programme's chief irritations is the sententiously spoken commentary seeking but failing to add drama to the proceedings. From this we learn among other items of interest that Italy is "a cornerstone of Italian cuisine".
Tonight a fish called witch, a flat fish and a sort of sole, which I have never eaten except when it is very small and described as flounder. This one is big and fat, enough for the two of us. "Fry, poach or steam," says Alan Davidson in North Atlantic Sea Food. I shall bake it I think.