The home-cooking queen on why her homespun approach to food wouldn't work with Mary
But on her baking skills, the home-cooking doyenne is not so confident.
"I wouldn’t get on Bake Off, it’s too complicated," she revealed in the latest issue of the Radio Times.
"I like baking in a homespun kind of way – if I make cookies, I don’t expect them all to look the same," she added. “I’m not being modest … I’m a home cook. But food is a very emotional subject, and people respond deeply."
And would she would ever don the crusader's cape, à la Jamie Oliver?
“I’m a pretty shambolic person. I don’t have the qualifications to say to people, 'You can’t eat that, you can’t eat this,'" she said. "I’m not in a position to preach anything to anyone else … there’s this feeling that we can guarantee our immortality, if only we ate correctly – I don’t really think that’s possible, but clearly eating packaged food constantly is not going to be good for you.”
Her concluding thoughts?
“If you have a perfectly normal, balanced diet, nothing terrible is going to happen to you if you have a slice of cake on a Saturday night.”
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