I do cook - I mean, I am not a 'take-away' person. In any case I don't know where the closest KFC, Macca's, or Big Rooster is from here, but there are a myriad of cafes and restaurants that do home delivery, and I have not used their services. There's only me - generally - so I am happy to cook for myself.
I love cooking and would love to create more, but apart from making 'Rocky Road' around Christmas time, I'm very basic. I do like watching MasterChef, and My Kitchen Rules sometimes, and have learned quite a lot. I was interested in the rabbit meal cooked on Master Chef last night, and the potato dishes. I do make rosti - though I don't do it quite like was shown on the program. The trifle was awesome, but the calories were screaming at me while I watched it.
A week or so I saw Maggie Beer demonstrate her famous short crust pasty recipe, and I have tried it. I'm not impressed. She did say that it would shrink in the cooking, and I did allow for that, but I also thought it was too greasy. Though I like the idea of using sour cream - so will create from my own recipe some time. I used the pastry to make a couple of quiches - yum, but as I said, disappointed with the pastry.
I do have a favourite cafe here in Paddington, but I confess I have only tried a couple. Near the antique shops is a bookshop and cafe, The Black Cat, which is divine. The books are good to troll around and I have purchased there, and downstairs the lovely Dianne plies customers with delicious food and coffee. On Thursday I met a new friend there, and tried out the poppyseed muffin. So light, delicious!