Peter: I’m glad this tastes nice. I needed to get rid of the taste of sick in my mouth from reading the recipe introduction.
Anna: That’s a bit harsh.
Peter: It seems unnecessarily emotive.
Anna: Have you seen the title of the book? Anyway, what do you think of the food?
Peter: It’s nice. But I never eat chicken skin so the crispy marinated bit was somewhat lost on me.
Anna: I had to cheat anyway and stick the grill on for 10 minutes at the end. These thighs weren’t crispy at all after the alloted cooking time.
Peter: The potatoes are nice. Were they a faff?
Anna: Not at all. In fact I’m very happy with how they turned out, and it made this a very easy recipe to do. I think I have to stop chosing recipes with chicken thighs though. Bone-in chicken thighs. I just always get a bit squeemish toward the bone and I never really eat all the meat. Which seems a waste.
Peter: Or get your friendly butcher to de-bone them for you.
Anna: I’m afraid I feel a bit ‘muh’ about this recipe. Big tick for the potatoes but the chicken is too hard to eat. Most importantly it didn’t deliver against the name of the recipe.