A couple of years ago, I was coming out of a tube station in south London when I was confronted by an interviewer with a microphone and a cameraman.
Do you use up leftovers or do you throw them away?
I was asked. I’d like to be able to tell you that I launched into an eloquent speech itemising all the food items I have left over and exactly how I make use of them, with a few tempting recipes clearly explained along the way so that TV viewers would be amazed and inspired by my resourcefulness.
Unfortunately, though, my mind went completely blank and I just mumbled some nonsense which had no chance of ever being broadcast. Which was a shame because, as I later found out, this had been my big chance to make an impression on BBC News! And, more to the point, I DO consistently use my leftovers and rarely throw food away.