Skye Gyn­gell’s taste of home

A bro­ken oven in­spired an in­ven­tive pot of roast chicken and but­ter­nut squash that be­came

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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.

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