The kitchen is the best room in the house and I figured a thread for food matters was way over due. I think about food a lot, planning meals to delight the taste buds and engorge the gut. I also like to learn about the eating habits of people in other places. What’s the food of your area? Favourite dish, recommended recipes. Food you miss from childhood. Favourite restaurant, favourite tv chef. Cooking tips and techniques. Tried anything new? What you having for tea? How will you make it? Tonight we’re having a traditional Sunday roast. Chicken with vegetables. I usually make the chicken more interesting by cutting garlic in to thin strips and placing it within incisions in the chicken leg and breast infusing the meat as it cooks. I also rub salt in to the skin so that it comes out crispy. It’s then a race to eat the skin before anyone else realises that it’s out the oven. The potatoes I’ll parboil for ten minutes, drain and allow to dry a little. Coat with oil, and maybe some basil and rock salt, and add to the meat pan. The chicken will be done before the spuds are perfect, so I’ll toss them in the chicken juices when the meat comes out to fully coat. Then put them on a clean tray to roast on a higher heat. The other veg, leafy veg like cabbage or spinach, or red cabbage, broccoli or Cauliflower will be boiled in one large pan and the cooking water goes in to the gravy. This time of year, I’ll roast the veg more, and parsnips in honey are delicious. That should all be done in time for Dr Who. Talk food!