Richard Hammond about food and drinks
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If you could have a dinner party with any famous person, dead or alive, who would you like to invite?
RH: Tom Waits, because I think he’s not only a singer, he’s a poet too. I imagine he’d be bloody good fun to boot. Donald Campbell, [late car and motorboat racer], because he’d have interesting things to say. I wouldn’t want any politicians, I’m not interested. Hemingway would be in there too.
What’s your favourite drink?
RH: If I’m out for a drink I like beer, but I’m not a connoisseur of things. I think you can get carried away, it’s just a bloody pint. I’m not a connoisseur when it comes to food or drink. There are people in the world who don’t have any, so let’s not waste our time turning it into an art, it’s an essential. Consume it then do something else.
What’s the last domesticated thing you did?
RH: I loaded the dishwasher yesterday. You can tell by the fuss I made it doesn’t happen that often. It had a real fanfare in the house, ‘See, I’m helping!’ So that’s it for another few months.
Are you any good at cooking?
RH: I can cook, I can make my tea, but as soon as someone starts going on about it I think, ‘Just make my bloody tea.’ I’ve got no interest in that.