'Let's face it. Your relationship with your kitchen has got to the point where you only really make an effort when there are others around. And do you remember the last time the two of you had people over It was supposed to be a fun night but it got a bit stressful ...'
Tom Norrington-Davies has the solution for those who don't want to live off ready meals, but can't cope with the impossible culinary standards of some 'lifestyle' chefs.
CUPBOARD LOVE includes recipes for salsa verde, cabbage and chorizo soup, green chicken curry and chocolate souffle cake, all of which you can make at home rather than having to pay for the packaging and additives of ready meals.
Tom Norrington-Davies was head chef for eight years at The Eagle, Britain's original and best gastropub. He now regularly writes on food for the Daily Telegraph. His book on traditional cooking, Just Like Mother Used to Make, was published by Cassell. In 2006 he was shortlisted for Cookery Journalist of the Year by the Guild of Food Writers.