Time after time, while watching James Martin’s Saturday Kitchen, we see celebrity after celebrity with lobster as their food heaven. Why is this? Where is that invisible dividing line between ordinary people and celebrities so that if you fall on one side you will never desire the delights of lobster dishes and if you fall on the other side it is a dish you have always craved?
We have just returned from a vacation in Bude, Cornwall, where we both went to school. In fact it was a school reunion we’d been organising. I was looking forward to the trip because, of course, Bude is on the north Cornwall coast where seafood abounds and many small boats ensure a plentiful supply of crabs and lobsters for the restaurants in the town … or so I thought.