Food For Thought
I’ll eat anything but I’m not a good cook and so I avoid cooking and food publications at every turn. I only do one dish well, and it’s easy: a salad featuring mozzarella, mint, peaches, lime juice, olive oil, and prosciutto. I like to drink tap water with my meals, and when I go out for dinner I love fresh fish and cold white wine.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. My girlfriend Lynn is a florist who gets up at the crack of dawn to go to the market. So I have one breakfast with her, and another later on my own. I like to snack on shortbread, home-baked by my friend Annie MacDougall, who runs a farm single-handedly on Bute.
The one thing in my fridge that I couldn’t live without is soya milk, though I also still have an assortment of frozen animals, such as whole unskinned lambs and bunnies, donated by Bute farmers that I don’t eat but that appear in my Mount Stuart photographs.
Mark Neville’s exhibition, Fancy Pictures is on at Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, until Tue 30 Sep. www.mountstuart.com Please see next issue for review.