Thanks to Covid-19 curfews on eating out, lately I’ve been cooking at home more than I’m used to. I’ve also reached the time of life at which you forget the odd thing in the kitchen – recently, for instance, how long it takes to cook a particular variety of pasta.
There I was, water boiling nicely, poring over the packet instructions in search of the specified cooking time. And there it wasn’t. Or rather was – right under the obligatory and irremovable HKSAR stick-on nutrition label.