I’ve made a mushroom mousse, or a custard, several times in the last year or so. But I invited a vegan friend to lunch recently, and thought that it would be a great thing opportunity to develop a vegan version.
At this year’s Aldeburgh Food Festival, one of the more interesting supplies I managed to get hold of was some diced goat meat. I’d eaten goat just the once - a rather extraordinarily expensive meal I had once in Dubai having gone to speak at some conference or another.
If you’re talking to anyone who actively campaigns on, or who even just cares about, sustainable food one principle is rarely argued - that standard approaches to food production are all wrong, and we need something else to make it better. Organic. Or Vegan. Or small-scale farming.
This is a delicious and tasty salad, particularly for a dinner party where you want to eat extraordinarily good food, but you don’t want your guests to be leaving the evening completely stuffed and needing to go onto a diet the very next day as penance.
I’ve cooked lobster a couple of times in the last decade. Each time it’s been disastrous - and not just for the lobster.