It is no easy task to be the editor of a food magazine! Yes because that job comes with the pressure of long working hours to keep with deadlines as well as in a way being surrounded by food all day long and having to do a lot of eating out too! All this can make it hard to find the time, energy and appetite for home-cooking! With that said, isn’t this the case for most working women? The high pressure jobs, the long working hours, juggling home, kids and work as well as having to manage cooking at least one wholesome meal for the family every day can become too stressful, and are the constant complaint of all working women.
When asked about whether she finds the time to cook and serve a home-cooked meal, editor of BBC Good Food Middle East Magazine, Sudeshna Ghosh said: “Not as much as I’d like. It’s very important for me to eat – and feed my husband – healthy, wholesome and home-cooked food as much as possible, and I try to minimise eating out on weekdays – as much as possible, work commitments permitting. Having said that, I probably end up cooking at home no more than three or four times a week at best, given work schedules etc.,… I wish I could manage more.” And this is probably the case for most.
With that said, Sudeshna also told me that over the past few years she had been consciously ensuring that she cooks and eats more at home and is therefore always looking for ways to produce delicious meals and entertain successfully at home (even on the busiest days). She has found a formula that works for her and her lifestyle and is always building on it. And this is exactly what she shares with us in today’s video and post. Watch as Sudeshna shares with us her go-to-recipe for entertaining on busy days, as well as explain the approach to cooking that works for her, which may be useful to you too.