Maureen: Fish Friday!
Nicholas (9): I’m not so sure about Fish Friday anymore.
Maureen: What do you mean? We’re doing our bit for the planet by eating less meat, and we’re doing our bit for ourselves, by eating more fish, which is good for us.
Andrew (13): I do have fish and chips every Friday at school.
Maureen: Well, sure, but it’s good that we’re doing it as a family too. What do you think?
Tim: It’s delicious.
Maureen: I think this is the best thing I’ve made so far out of the cookbook. I might be swooning right now. But I can’t tell if it’s because I like the recipe, or if the John Dory is just an excellent fish to eat.
Tim: Could be either. Or both.
Maureen: The woman at the fishmonger said John Dory is her favourite fish.
Tim: I think the pink peppercorns sort of overwhelm it.
Maureen: I’m not sure I agree. They look pretty, though.
Andew: I think it’s good.
Maureen: Should I make it again?
Andrew: Sure, I suppose so.
Tim: Yes. I think it’s nice. But maybe less peppercorns next time.
Nicholas: I’m not sure.
Maureen: I think it’s utterly delicious. We’re definitely having this again.