There you sit, Andrew McUtchen, reporter. You struggle to think of an opener to an article in which you intend to get to grips with a well-known food critic, but then, deadline approaching:
The call of nature comes a great deal more often than a call from Matt Preston. It's a shame then that on this day the two coincided. I had expected him to be late and I’d granted myself a quick dash with a few minutes to spare. But at a critical moment, the phone rings. “Are you ready to go?” Preston’s Channel Ten PR guy asks. I am, in more ways than he realises.