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, 23 April 2007

Hinwick House was a stunning backdrop for Friday evening and really set the mood for the dinner which, I am pleased to say, went really well! No panics, everything on time, empty plates returned to the kitchen! It made me realise that a lot of the pressure on Masterchef was the cameras and not being in control of the situations we were in. Although it was completely exhausting, I really enjoyed the buzz of cooking for lots of people again and am proud that I didn't even panic once! Thank you all for your kind wishes of support - very much appreciated!


Jarsto said...

Looking at the full-size image "stunning backdrop" almost seems somewhat understated. Congratulations on triumphing in such spectacular surroundings!

David Hall said...

Aaah, well done Hannah, was wondering how you got on over the weekend. I knew you would do it!

I've been presenting to over 600 people this weekend at a food festival, cooking up a storm and having a laugh. Not quite the same pressure of course! The only thing that went wrong were the electrics going on my 1st presentation. So I told jokes for 10 minutes which was almost enough to turn the crowd away! Keep up the work, never lose the dream.

David x

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Well done :0)

bree said...

you're clever, you are.

see you soon.


Erica from Holland said...

Well done Hannah!!
I know you could do it!

Erica x