Fillet Steak in Madeira Sauce with Risotto – the ‘eat-what-you-like-it-makes-no-difference’ diet!

So now that I am in my 43rd year thoughts of mortality loom. Eat less. Move more. That’s the secret to a longer life.

But I might be wasting my time. To quote Michael Fitzpatrick (I’m not convinced I can work out who he is but anyway):

“The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The French eat a lot of fat and also have fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. Conclusion: Eat and drink what you like. What kills you is speaking English”.

With these words in mind I proceeded to create the most decadent dish I could think of – served with vast quantities of red wine:

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