I know a woman, a public figure, who has people in her employ dedicated solely to making this woman’s profile more visible. Some time ago, these people devised a plan so heinous that I never spoke to any of them again. They created a fictitious crime; a brutal rape, and planted it in the press. They then had Ms. Powerhouse swoop in and play fairy godmother to the ‘victim’. So great was the praise for her generosity and kindness, she eventually believed the story herself.
The way I see it, random acts of kindness are often the kindest when the beneficiary doesn’t know the identity of the originator, and so need not feel beholden.
FOR MY FRIEND TRONKIE, CURRIED SWEET POTATO AND PRAWN RISOTTO:
Saute onion and sliced sweet potatoes; adding cardamom pods, cumin seeds, turmeric, garlic, chillies, ground coriander and ginger. Add rice and a bottle of white wine, and bay leaves. Stir, stir, stir. (You can sip wine while you do this, good background music is a big help). Once all the wine has reduced in the pot, add prawns and coconut milk and allow to cook through until the coconut milk is thoroughly absorbed. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and chopped fresh coriander.