My Saturdays usually pan out something like this: Wake up around 10am and wander into the kitchen. Automatically fill up and switch on the kettle, regardless of whether i feel like a hot drink or not. I always feel like a hot drink really. I'll then plonk myself down on the sofa with something to nibble on and switch on Saturday Kitchen. It's a very soothing way to bring yourself into consciousness, it's not demanding and it makes you want to go out and buy lots of fresh food. I usually switch off at the end of the programme and hop in the shower, however for the last few weeks i've stayed put for an extra half hour to watch the next programme. It's called 'The Delicious Miss Dahl' and is Sophie Dahl's latest venture, and i can't help but fall in love with her. The six part series focuses on a different mood or emotion each episode. The show's received a lot of criticism already, saying she's just a Nigella knock-off, but i think there's definitely room for two doe-eyed chefs on TV. I'm not actually sure chef is the right word for Dahl. What comes through most strongly from the show is her pure enjoyment and delight for good food, not necessarily ground breaking new recipes. I think what i like most about her is that she associates food with memories, and it's the little anecdotes and story telling throughout the show that i get caught up in. The show's definitely worth giving a chance. Once you realise she's not trying to be the next Heston or Ramsey, i think you'll really enjoy getting caught up in her little culinary world.
I think i may purchase a copy of her book (which looks beautifully designed).