February 8, 2007
Sometimes Maths Chick muscles her way into the kitchen. Here’s a photo of her on Friday night, carefully constructing a potato pizza. As you can see, she’s a serious cook, focused and inclined to react violently against encroachments on her territory. I find it’s a good idea to leave her to it, going into exile in the living room with a glass of booze and a good book.
If I’m feeling particularly brave or hungry, I’ll sometimes attempt a quick grab-and-run ambush to the kitchen, snatching a few strands of onion or a pinch of grated cheese, before retreating quickly to safety.
Potato pizza is an unusual concept, although not as bizarre as the cranberry jam and turkey pizza I was forced to eat in New Zealand last year. Adapted from a Nigel Slater recipe, it’s a mild combination, and would benefit from a salty foil such as anchovies, capers or olives. It’s worth trying out if you’ve got a couple of stray spuds in the veg tray.