2010 was a little bit weird. First we got an allotment, then the chickens, then I won the competition to be Wahaca’s Chilli Guru.
However, the weirdest thing of all is that I have made my first appearance on TV on ‘Britain’s Best Dish’ on ITV cooking my starter of ‘Thai Spiced Mackerel With A Cucumber & Green Papaya Relish!’ I got to the national finals and had the pleasure of cooking for restaurant critics before I was finally knocked out. Videos of my appearances can be found on my YouTube page.
I’m a self-taught cook and I’m passionate about growing good food and eating good food, either at home or wherever else I can find it. I am completely happy when in the kitchen, cooking for myself, my wife, family or a crowd. There is simply nothing better than cooking for others and seeing the look on their face when you have cooked something that they have enjoyed.
I have a large collection of recipe books and frequently read them from cover to cover, and the other reading I do is almost always food related!