Happy birthday Delia!
June 18th 2021 was Delia's 80th birthday. As well as the Guardian article below, there was a nice piece on Radio 4's You and Yours this week. If you missed it, you can hear it here, just click on the link below
Radio 4, You & Yours - Delia at 80
Tim Dowling from The Guradian newspaper has written a lovely article covering the 10 lessons she has taught us.
In his piece he lists them as follows:
1 - She taught us the basics, from boiling an egg to making gravy, and calls her Fried Halloumi with Lime and Caper Vinaigrette 'slightly exotic'
2 - She taught us to make toast and is grateful she never showed us how to eat it
3 - She taught us how to eat spaghetti, and not to worry if you've got any little strands hanging down
4 - She baked the cake for the Rollng Stones album Let It Bleed (you can read more about that here)
5 - She offers reassurance, provided you do exactly as she says
6 - She created 'the Delia effect' stripping supermarket shelves of eggs, prunes and cranberries
7 - She acknowledges the importance of cheating, and published her book Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking
8 - She spoke English by using the English equivalent of French and Italian words
9 - She moves with the times making sure nobody gets left behind
10 - She is still here to help with what he calls 'an insanely comprehensibe website' (we certainly agree with that!)