Are you a master with pasta?
Do your soufflés keep their good shape?
Are you getting the hang
Of a perfect meringue
And know three different fillings for crepes?
Do you really entice with your rice
And know Russets from Worcester Permains?
Does your strawberry surprise
Win you a first prize?
And is *Cava the same as Champagne?
Is your mousse designed to seduce?
Do your sponge cakes struggle to rise?
Was your undercooked stew
Just a bit hard to chew
Whilst your strudel brought tears to the eyes?
But, if your pastry loses its puff
And your chicken is stringy and tough,
If you let out a scream
As you try to whip cream
Then you can’t be a cookery *buff.
* Cava is Spanish; Champagne is French;
* A buff = enthusiast, expert etc.
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