This week, Dr Socrates Meringue-Pie, Emeritus Professor of Musical Chairs at Belgrano College, Oxford, speaks with his spare bedroom about references to icing sugar in Higella Lawsuit’s cokery books.
“I found one!” I exclaimed in what I hoped sounded like a detached, intellectual voice. “Page 15 of How to be Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Running around the Kitchen like a Dangerous Cat. Look at the illustration: icing sugar everywhere!”
My spare bedroom rarely follows tabloid newspapers, but has long since been a huge fan of Nigel Lawson’s book about global warming…
Next week, Dr Meringue-Pie will be analyzing flat-pack furniture with his chimney.