During my recent stay in Devon, I visited the charming holiday home of Agatha Christie. To wander its ooms is not to be in a museum to the famous author, but to feel the family has just gone for a walk in the garden and will soon return. In the dining room where the table is set for an immortal dinner, I learned an interesting fact about Agatha. Teetotal she would have a jug of double cream by her place, which she drank in lieu of wine. Another famus man loved his cream. Claude Monet's delight in food features in my book Monet's Angels.