Anna: You never made the spaghetti with Marmite, Kirstin.
Kirstin: No, Sue did though.
Anna: What did Sue think of it?
Kirstin: She wasn’t that impressed.
Anna: Well, I’ve been pleasantly surprised this month. I honestly didn’t think I was going to like Kitchen as much as I have.
Kirstin: It was about half way through we decided we weren’t that impressed. I’d had some successes, but you hadn’t.
Anna: No, but then I did the duck legs and those fantastic meringues, and it turned around.
Kirstin: What about the chicken and garlic?
Anna: Too dry. I will do it again, but with more wine next time.
Kirstin: She got it wrong. She has minions.
Anna: But, the salmon with Japanese dressing is fabulous and I’ve cooked it again. Likewise the squid pasta. And I’m doing the chocolate chip cookies again this week. Is there anything you’d do again?
Anna: So how do you rate Kitchen versus all her other books then?
Kirstin: It’s not as good. Feast is best. And the real problem was the organisation was truly dreadful.
Anna: You’re right. It’s impossible to find anything. Luckily it has a good index. Kitchen has grown on me. But it’s not my favourite Nigella ‘read’.