Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Ethics committees: an ethical dilemma

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 21 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6002
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

The year before we married we lived in sin, just outside Sunderland. We attempted to cook. The results were half baked, half cooked, and half eaten. Spitting food out, although not classic table etiquette, was common. But in our darkest hour we were saved by the supreme being, Delia Smith. We followed her simple recipes using our tiny, hand me down aluminium pans, and they worked. We are better cooks now and realise that cooking is as much about technique as ingredients. I still read cookbooks, but never follow them, because …

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