Even the simplest foods can have an adventurous element. A hint of amchur and garam masala in this pot of poached chicken and chorizo makes it unmistakably
ur kitchen-dining area is very bright, with two huge skylights. We never need to turn the lights on – it’s like eating outside. It’s a minimalist space, with lots of knick-knacks in a pile in the centre somewhere. I know that’s a contradiction, but it’s possible.
I thought my daughter, Sonia, would have fewer toys as she grew older, but boy was I wrong. She’s not really into dressing up, but her stuff is everywhere: Polly Pockets, very small
Oplastic creatures, books … We’ve a bright orange bookcase full of her toys. I like sitting at the table to eat – if you sit on the sofa food will eventually fall off your plate. I’m trying to get Sonia into the idea too, but she usually ends up running around. We always have candles and napkins, and Sonia eats off the same mishmash of dishes as we do. When it comes to tableware, it’s more like a basic student flat. I do have loads of beautiful platters and serving utensils though …