Kirstin: I gave this book to Kathryn last Friday when they were visiting and we thought it might be interesting to try and cook a few of the meals at the same time and compare notes.
Tom: That’s a good idea! Let’s start!
Kirstin: Oops. Looks like I forgot the garlic. And I burnt the bread. Clearly I was having one of those evenings…but our guests have something to say about the garlic, so maybe it was no bad thing.
Miles: I love this! Please can we have this again?
Ella: It’s a little lemony, but I like it anyway. This bread is yummy.
Kirstin: This was Tamsin’s bread recipe suggestion. It was rather fun!
Tom: And we had lettuce from the garden, with some unexpected insect guests. Did you have to bash the chicken with a hammer?
Kirstin: Yes, between parchment paper. But I’m not sure about the 200ml of olive oil. 100ml would have sufficed.
Meanwhile, in Cape Town:
Sophie (aged 7, pointing to the lemony sauce): I did that.
Ingrid: Did you flatten the chicken? Mm … it’s very lemony.
Tom: Yes, it’s the South African take on things – it’s flattened because it’s township road kill.