Friday, 6 February 2015
Being a Realist for Once.
I have another problem with the oversubscription of cookery programmes on the TV. I see all those experts putting all that time and effort (not to mention considerable quantities of ego) into producing supposedly delectable dishes, and I can’t avoid the temptation to imagine what happens to the food after it’s made the very short journey from the plate to the mouth. That’s the point at which the whole epicurean tendency seems shallow and even illusory, and that’s why I end up watching them for about ten minutes. Absurdity fascinates me.