Skye Gyngell’s taste of home
A broken oven inspired an inventive pot of roast chicken and butternut squash that became
when I go back to Australia – they’re so comforting; they make you feel warm inside. And I know my girls feel the same with this dish. I am so looking forward to Christmas, when they’ll both be home at the same time.
One thing I feel really proud of is seeing my daughters both so completely at ease in the kitchen. They take pleasure in food; they’re interested in it. A friend recently gave me a very old book from the 1920s or 1930s about dessert – no recipes, just paragraphs – from a time when women really did cook all the time. Nowadays, people often don’t seem to have confidence. Throughout my life, I’ve met so many women who have a really complicated relationship with the kitchen, who feel like they can’t cook. So, seeing my kids being so relaxed in the kitchen feels good.