Thursday, January 10, 2013
Reza, Spice Prince of India
The Lake Palace Hotel Udaipur
A favourite way to struggle through the foggy torpor of January is to watch chefs on TV. Not with any intention of copying their recipes and trying to emulate them but just to marvel at their skill and get the juices flowing. Nigella is a sensual delight but a new favourite is Reza - camp as Christmas, with charming manners - a delight in itself. An added perk he is cooking in Rajasthan where we spent one of our last hurrahs and we can see the Lake Palace Hotel where we had a heavenly lunch. And the very barge where we had a moonlit picnic on the Lake where my Deli belly was but a dstant memory.
He is on Channel 5 at 1.45pm. You can catch the last one tomorrow. He really is the Spice King.
From the start I thought I know this man and then he laughed in profile and guess what?
Freddie Mercury - as I live and breathe.