I always try and write a song around the first line that comes into my head. Unfortunately, on this occasion the line was “sugar for my baby” and it came through strong and powerful. Having an aversion to the word “baby” in songs, combined with a desire to have some kind of meaning to my lyrics the only solution was to write about cooking despite the fact I am to cooking what Joe Frazier is to flower arranging. Having read somewhere that sugar makes everything taste good I have come up with some unique recipes that are sugar-based and although they might not win any prizes no one can deny their originality. I also combined my love of puppets with my dependence on sugar to produce a video with the message “sugar…  we don’t like it, then we like it, then we crave it”.

Rain clouds are coming I got time on my hands
Today is just the kind of day that’s not for making plans
I know me and the kitchen just don’t see eye to eye
But I got this overwhelming need
For a slice of sugar pie

Sugar for the rhubarb pastry for the base
Just a touch of chili to help it find that place
Chocolate covered mushrooms for that decadent surprise
And last of all but not the least
A pair of chicken thighs

I know what you’re thinking those ingredients don’t fit
But it only takes one service to help you make you regular
Just a little taste and you’ll be crying out for more
One day you’ll find my cook book will be flying from the stores

Sugar for the fishcakes, add a single bean
Smother it with spinach sauce to make the whole thing green
Add four pints of turnip wine to help the night along
Stir it on a low heat while you sing this crazy song

Sugar for my dumplings a banana in between
Just a touch of angel hair and cover it with steam
Put on a bed of filo sheets and toss it for a while
Guaranteed to hit the spot and leave you with a smile

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