14 Jan '11, 10pm

(Today) It's only make believe: At around a quarter past five on a pleasant Sunday evening last week,... #Singapore

At around a quarter past five on a pleasant Sunday evening last week, a girl began cooking a country-style coq au vin for only the second time since she father first taught her about a month or so ago. In all fairness, he had only shown her just once before, but was deliberate and borderline anal retentive about using only references to traditional recipes and techniques. But he had also taken pleasure in highlighting a number of easily overlooked aspects of cooking from a tried and tested recipe like the aforementioned French classic. Stuff like the nuances of flavour in the essential ingredients acquired locally (by which he meant the nearest local supermarket), like the garlic, the bouquet garni and pickling onions. And of course, the differences between learning to prepare the dish with a young and with an old hen. The girl never did quite catch the obscure tease. Or t...

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