Anna: We wanted something we could reheat for Peter, and that could feed six. And it needed to be easy enough to do on a Wednesday night.
Kirstin: And it was raining when we chose it, so we chose a risotto, something warming.
Lee (Kirstin’s mum): Comfort food!
Anna: It was a bit of a faff. It was delicious, but a bit of a faff. If you have two people cooking it, and you have guests…
Kirstin: My mother and her best friend from school, 60 years ago!
Anna: If I was cooking it I would not cook it on Wednesday.
Lee: If I were. And you didn’t always stir it in the same direction. The rice is shaped in a special way, so you have to stir it the same way.
Kirstin (through gritted teeth): See? This is the kind of stuff I have to deal with all the time. Yes, the rice has an internal magnetometer in each grain. It can tell which way it is being stirred, right mum?
Anna: We don’t know how it would have tasted if we’d stirred it in one direction.
Tom: I’m saying nothing.