‘When I moved to London I enjoyed life, but the food was horrible’

But the food was horrible. At the Rada canteen you got a rather grey slice of roast beef with watery cabbage and burnt potatoes. I would dream of Indian food, of cauliflower and potatoes cooked with cumin and asafoetida, but there was nowhere to get it.

The Indian restaurants at the time served a generalised version of Indian food that I didn’t recognise and didn’t like. The one saving grace was fish and chips. I just thought it was the best thing, and much better then than it is now.

I had no idea how to cook – I had failed my domestic science lessons at school. My mother started sending me simple three-line recipes in the post, and I quickly discovered I had quite a good palate. I would cook for friends and my host family in London, and though I made plenty of mistakes, I slowly improved.


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New food trucks, sauerkraut workshop and more in food news

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — We’re bringing you Tri-State restaurant happenings and food news you need to know. Check out this weekly feature to keep up to date on the latest.

The Farmer and Frenchmanwill be hosting a Dad’s Day Lunch on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20, with seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The four-course meal includes a smoked chicken Cobb salad, dirty rice arancini, prime rib and Bourbon Spice cake with choice of wine, beer, mimosa or Bloody Mary. Tickets are $50, which includes tax and gratuity. There will be limited seating so reserve early.

Farmer and Frenchman — 12522 Highway 41 S., Robards, Ky.; 270-748-1856


Salad search:Looking for a great Cobb salad this summer? These Evansville eateries may offer the best

The Highland Inn is now serving Sunday brunch from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. On the menu are breakfast favorites, such as egg and meat platters,

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