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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

Monday, 12 March 2007



Watching Friday's episode of Masterchef was harder than I ever imagined. Steven and I watched it together and were both horrified at how bad we were. That day was one of the most emotional of my life and it was absolutely devastating to see David under such pressure and then for his dream to come to an end. It wasn't a great day for me - I had realised at 8pm the night before that the dish I was planning on cooking couldn't be done in the time and therefore just had to make something up with the ingredients I had requested. I really believed I was going to be the one going home that day.

David is an amazing cook - totally unique - I so admire his determination to bring back good old British classics that really should never have been forgotten in the first place. David and I share a love of baking and I know that we will always be friends. He had amazing support throughout the competition from his lovely wife Helen and daughter Cerys and I really look forward to meeting them one day soon.

David is already following his foodie dreams - I know he will be a great success and I wish him every bit of luck in the world with his new projects xxx

1 comment:

Frillz said...

Hannah, it was really emotional watching on Friday - we felt for all of you to be honest.

And it's so nice to see the really lovely comments that you all seem to be making about each other. I have all four of your blogs on my favourite bookmarks now and am enjoying reading them all.

I didn't think this series would shape up to be so gripping as last year's to be honest, and now I find it is, but for entirely different reasons.

Good luck :-)