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You've had a long day at work and feel exhausted, but your tummy is rumbling and calling for something to eat. What do you do?
You're throwing a dinner party for all your friends and the pressure is on. But what kind of meal will you be serving?
For the starter, you serve wild mushrooms that you foraged that morning, cooked with a mix of nutmeg and tarragon, on top of grilled polenta. The main would have to be fresh pork fillet in a spicy mustard cream sauce and seasonal vegetables; locally sourced of course. For pudding, apples from the garden, using vanilla pods for flavour will make the perfect tarte tatin.
Your easy to make starter would be Thai fishcakes, using green Thai curry paste for authenticity, with a spicy dipping sauce (to allow you plenty of time to prepare the main course and more importantly, pudding!). Your main would be Moroccan chicken, flavoured by Ras el Hanout, with lemon and olives. Pudding is where you unleash your indulgent side; you'll serve warm chilli chocolate brownies with a
For you, presentation is everything. Your meal would be an interesting array of unusual foods to wow your guests, measured precisely to ensure the perfect balance. A starter involving quails eggs and gel sauce, followed by salmon poached with dill and parsley, served with liquid nitrogen is bound to impress. Then you finish with a selection of several tiny offerings of dessert, all looking nothing like puddings, but tasting divine!
You know you want to spend as much time with the guests as possible, so something that's easy and tasty really appeals to you. The dish you started with may not be the dish you finish with as you plough through the spice rack throwing flavours in until you make the perfect mix. Andalucian gazpacho, a chicken tagine followed by coconut rice with mango would be your kind of menu.
How do you like to cook your eggs?
What is the one herb or spice you couldn't live without?