Cooking should be a pleasure and not a chore
From an early age, I always enjoyed cooking; starting with cakes, biscuits and scones at weekends and then helping my mother by cooking evening meals during the week.
I spent three years studying catering and hospitality and worked various roles in hotels and restaurants.
When I really learned how to cook
It was working with my dear friend Carole Child when I really learnt how to cook. She passed on her knowledge and skills gained from her time spent in Australia.
We catered for canapé receptions in London at the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch which was super fun and I got to cook for and meet some famous people.
Our menus were contemporary with Asian and European influence, way ahead of their time, which famous chefs later brought into their repertoire. Some of these recipes I share on this site.
I love browsing and curating recipes and ideas online, watching food programmes on tv and recreating dishes I’ve tried when eating out.
I don’t really have a signature dish per se, I like cooking a variety of recipes, savoury and sweet.