In desperation, I called Mum, the 2020 is cancelled not myvirus Shirt But I will love this most practical and self-sufficient person I have ever known, who airily whips up a three-course meal for herself in minutes whilst regaling me with stories of her latest adventures and listening to Handel or Django Reinhardt. And when I say self-sufficient, I mean it: Before she was sequestered at home in leafy Twickenham, Mum was taking her transit van—kitted out inside with a perfect gypsy wagon interior, it has to be seen to be believed—to the countryside. She screeched the van to a halt at the sight of a freshly road-killed rabbit, skinned it by the roadside, flashlight held in her mouth, and had rabbit stew for dinner. Absolutely delicious, she assured me.
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How she produced a son as effete as I is a conundrum that may never be resolved (although there is a clue). When she married my father, he didn’t know how to boil a kettle or make a slice of toast, so she was determined to teach me some essential cooking skills. Alas, that was decades ago, and I have since been spoilt by a series of roommates, partners, and friends who have felt that my services as a sous-chef were generally more trouble than they were worth—not to mention hosts and hostesses who are whizzes in the 2020 is cancelled not myvirus Shirt But I will love this kitchen (or who are lucky enough to have support teams who are). So the lessons evaporated.