The Waitrose Weekend paper has just told me there is scientific evidence that food made with love tastes better. Thank goodness….next time someone labels me a hippy for telling them something I make is all the better for that special ingredient, I can throw that back at them!
Seriously though, the idea that your mum’s spag bol or Sunday roast is better than even the most talented chef can create, has always fascinated me….is it because your taste buds have been brought up on those precise ratios of ingredients and cooking times….or is it because your mum prepares those meals with love? Well, as much as my curious mind may have tipped with the former explanation before, who’s to argue with the real scientists and say that love isn’t an important ingredient?
And in that vein, I’ve decided to share a whole load of ‘Made with Love’ recipes…. things we make at home all the time, and the things I look forward to visiting my mum to taste. Of course, you’ll have your own way of making lots of these I’m sure, but if the special ingredient really is ‘love’ then I hope these simple, hearty recipes will inspire you to add just that as you try them out……
Here’s a quick list of some of the recipes I intend to share:
- Cottage Pie
- Spaghetti Carbonara
- Minced Meat Pie
- Chilli Con Carne
- Spaghetti Bolognese
- Apple Crumble
Watch this space……
P.S. Apologies for the drippiness of my most recent three posts…. never before have I spouted on about love and other such gooeyness so much (must be all those heart-wielding teddy bears everywhere)….. Normal service will resume with the next post.