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

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Last night I attended a food quiz and boy....do I feel completely unworthy to call myself a cook today. We were completely rubbish - either that or the questions were way too difficult (I would like to think the later) and I only knew the answers to about four questions out of 50!!! Shameful! I would post a few of the questions here but I know you would all post the answers and I would feel even more rubbish so I am going to spare myself from that.
Instead, I would like to introduce Mr Joshy Pickle who played a critical role in my Masterchef experience. Josh is my friend Jess' little boy who lives in our village and was my main food taster for the practice dishes. If Josh said "More, more, more" I knew I was on to a winner! He is such a cutie and has a very good palette for someone so young!


Great Big Veg Challenge said...

Mr Pickle is an excellent judge of food then. I do think children should play a big role in tasting food rather than being given child-centred dishes all the time.
Freddie and I want to volunteer to taste puddings for you please.

Marie said...

He's a cutie pie. Everyone should have a taste tester, the cuter the better!