All About Alice
Hello, my name is Alice, and I can’t cook.
I love to cook, it’s just that I can’t. Despite trying endlessly to master them the secrets of the stove still elude me. My husband rolls his eyes when I excitedly exclaim that we are having a ‘special tea’ or that I have come up with a new idea only to be served up with yet another disaster. He worries he’ll have to come home again to find the family running out of the house because there is too much smoke in the kitchen…
But I love food, I eat far too much of the stuff. I love going out for dinner and watching cookery shows, I buy the latest books, I imagine myself cooking amazing things and running a little café, writing out a menu every day of delectable delights. I think about just popping out to the local market and picking up a ‘fish’ or some ‘in-season vegetables’ and just knowing what to do with them but alas that will never be the case. My cooking has made my son cry and my dog sick… so sometimes I just make sandwiches.
I’ll never lose my enthusiasm for cooking but sadly it has no enthusiasm for me! Here I chart my attempts to get it right, maybe just once?
Fellow rubbish cooks are welcome to share their own (burnt) offerings…
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Just don’t ask me how to make pasta al dente because I don’t know.
Alice Can’t Cook started as an original blog post written for my local paper here:
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And on a completely unrelated note… I’ve written a book! It’s about my life with my dog and is called Handbags And Poobags: Tales of a Soho Boxer Dog. If you own a pooch you might enjoy it. You can buy it (Paperback or Kindle) from Amazon here: