Women on Air closed their 2009 events on a tasty note with a visit from Julie Biuso, resplendent in a Trelise Cooper coat. The “who are you wearing” question beloved of red carpet reporters was the last question of the night, much to my relief. I was dying to know but after lots of questions revealing this crowd already knew a thing or two about food I was loath to reveal myself as less concerned with broad beans than with the lovely cuff details and fabulous print of the coat.
The penultimate question was another favourite – “who do you rate as a cook/cookery writer?” Biuso was very discreet and named Annabel Langbein, Ray McVinnie, Jo Seagar and my particular favourite Alison Holst, while commenting that some people are good cooks, some are good writers; some are nice people, some not so nice. But she would not be drawn as to who is who.