I’m a lover of great wine and food, and passionate for finding new exciting ways of combining flavours.
France has a culture that accepts the importance of natural, seasonal, locally sourced foods and good home cooking as the building blocks of a good life. They have a close relationship with their food, intertwined with the culture of markets, which are a chance to interact with food and its producers. They smell it, talk about it, and ask where it has come from. Food has a place in the community. I think this is so important.
My food adventure started in London, graduating from Leith’s School and Wine and having spent some time afterwards working for the BBC Good Food magazine team and The Pure Package.
My background in Education has allowed me to share my love of inspiring young people to eat better. As Deputy Head of a bilingual London primary school I held cookery classes for students, to help form the building blocks of healthy meal preparation.
Having spent the last years living in the fine-wine capital of Bordeaux, which boasts a rich wine history, picturesque châteaux and gastronomic epicentre I’ve had a taste for life in the vines. I also hold certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.
Now happily based closer to home in the West Country, where I grew up, and with my french cat Knibleschon, I’m excited about home-grown produce, including the English Wine movement. I hope you love this blog almost as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.