How to become a cook

Can you remember the first time you ate spaghetti? The cook and author Nigel Slater can, and from his experience it’s clear that one way to stimulate an interest in food is to eat very badly as a child. Slater is describing his experience each day this week on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week and at times it’s very funny.

Update: Gavin Bell of Take One Onion spotted excerpts of Slater’s book published in The Observer.