Watching re-runs of Bill Granger's 2004 series, bills food, late at night on the Lifestyle Channel, I have realised the following:
1. Bill's kitchen, circa 2004, is made up of 80% Mud Ceramics. Mud Ceramics is a Sydney-based company who create incredibly beautiful, delicate and expensive handmade ceramics from Limoges porcelain. I have been wanting these gorgeous plates ever since I saw them in the shops from around mid-2007, but have never been able to bring myself to pay $60 for a dinner plate. Bill uses his Mud bowls for everything - for mixing batters, baking puddings, whisking up dressings, whatever. You have no idea how jealous I am. My dream bowls are Bill's everyday knockabout bowls!!!
(These days, you can't open an Australian Gourmet Traveller or a Vogue Entertaining and Travel without a million Mud pieces staring back at you. Looks like Bill was way ahead of the trend.)
2. Bill's outfits match his kitchen. And I'm pretty sure it's not an accident.