Local river yesterday, wonderful walk apart from the nettles.
Last week Times readers were asked to contribute a less than delicious recipe by a well-known chef. Almost instantly one sprang to mind. I don't know if anybody remembers Robert Carrier but his cookery cards (7s6d a packet) were all the rage. His Sardine-stuffed Lemons was one of the most inedible recipes I ever tried as a young married woman. Ingredients : a tin of sardines, 5 oz butter, Dijon mustard & other seasonings, a stiffly beaten egg white. The illustration showed the stuffed lemons sitting in elegant white egg-cups garnished with a sprig of something or other. It sounds absolutely vile, doesn't it, and it was. I can't think how I ever imagined it would be tasty. I threw away the card years ago but, joy oh joy, found the recipe quoted in his obituary.
What's the worst recipe by a chef/celeb cook you ever tried? Not counting those awful amateur ones that say combine a can of mushroom soup with a can of beef stew etc.