Today I am going to a reunion dinner (15 years since matriculation) at my old college - it's making me feel so old (I am still not sure that it can possibly be 15 years) but am really looking forward to catching up with people I have lost touch with over the years. So much has changed in that time and I wonder whether any of them will have been watching Masterchef! At least I will have something to talk about when they ask me what I have been doing and I will be the only person there who has cooked at 10 Downing Street so at least I have one claim to fame! It will also be good to sample college food again - as a student I remember it being pretty good (£4.20 for the three course meal - no one can complain at that!) but my palette has changed considerably over the last 15 years so I hope it will be as good as I remember!
Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx