STAR QUOTE OF THE MONTH
This month’s star quote is from Simon Schama, presenter of the TV epic A History of Britain, and author of Rough Crossings, a new history of the slave trade. In The Observer Magazine of Sunday October 16, 2005, the eminent historian delivered some culinary pearls of wisdom.“Never crowd a pan with too many mushrooms. They give off an enormous amount of moisture. And there's nothing worse than a braised mushroom, other than a lot of braised mushrooms.”And his other hot tip:“If you have any time at all, always bother to make your own chicken stock.”Simon Schama's Rough Crossing: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution is published by BBC Books at £20.