Delia Smith is a British cook who I'm sure is a global brand by now, famous for her cookbooks. It used to be that she used excessive amounts of fat and sugar in everything, but these days she is raving about using frozen produce. The other day she was promoting the use of frozen chickpeas to make hummus to save the hassle of soaking chickpeas overnight. Has she not heard of tinned chickpeas? Second, the making of hummus is far more intensive and taxing than the soaking. If you want hummus but don't want to soak the chickpeas or use tinned ones, then chances are you'll probably buy it readymade from the fridge. In addition to which you'll probably spend a good bit of time trying to figure out whether the supermarket you shop at actually sells frozen chickpeas. Now comes my real annoyance - we are trying to save the planet here lady and you are telling people to use more frozen produce - this means more carbon emissions and pollution from more freezers in supermarkets, more refrigeration lorries, and bigger (and/or more) freezers in people's homes, what you are advocating Delia is not sustainable! We all love convenience, and we all lead busy lives, but what we need to have are handy friendly steps to help us grow and make more of our own produce fresh - makes the whole cooking and eating much more enjoyable and helps us slow down too.