9 Oct – Stomach Turners

Is there any fall flavour that turns your stomach?


How about this notion of pumpkin-spiced-everything that you seem to keep banging on about?

Pumpkin is gross. It should never be made into a pie or a cake or anything dessert-like. It’s simply wrong. Same goes for carrot cake. Vegetables are not supposed to be dessert ingredients.

And whilst we’re on the subject, what the heck are yams? I don’t even know what they are but even they sound gross. Just the word ‘yam’ sounds uncomfortable and leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

8 Oct – Pie Wars

Which pie wins your heart as the classic autumnal pie: apple or pumpkin?

I always follow a simple rule – vegetables are not desserts, regardless how much sugar / butter / cream etc you add to it. There is no debate here. Apple pie all the way, with a gorgeous sugar-crusted pastry top and served hot with a massive scoop of ice cream.