It’s Friday evening, you’re doing your weekly shop that you’ve been putting off since Monday. Everywhere is busy – like busy busy – and it’s doing your head in.
But then, peering through the vegetables, you see what could the most beautiful sight you’ve ever laid your weary eyes on. A golden jacket calls to you, oven-ready and, let’s face it, beautiful.
If you, like me, thought this would be the only time you’d ever call a potato beautiful, you’d be wrong.
Russian beauty vlogger Elona Balasyan started a craze of performing make-up tutorials on spuds at the end of 2018. Rachel Dixon knew she had to cover the bewildering beauty bulletin for the BBC, but she needed some expertise.
So, she reached out and quickly found a professional make-up artist ready to talk her through the advantages of practising make-up techniques on potatoes, coming to the conclusion that the dry, smooth surface of a spud was perfect for beautifying.
Whether you prefer your potatoes grilled or glowed-up, whether you dress them in blush or baked beans, it’s clear that a garnish of expertise goes a long way.