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, 2 April 2008

I am away from my lovely Aga and cooking for a few days as I am over in Suffolk on business. Although its work I am staying at one of our Company hotels - The Bildeston Crown - which (without wanting to promote our company too much) is a very special place to stay and consequently it does not feel like work really! The chef, Chris Lee, creates the most wonderful food, and with 3 AA rosettes he must surely be on his way to his first Michelin Star. Last night we ate delicious pork - from Head to Tail, with 8 different cuts of pork, turbot with oxtail filled with salsify, and a chocolate tasting plate with warm chocolate fondant, white chocolate zabaglione and mocha ice cream. All delicious! The hotel magazine has a nice article about my time on Masterchef which you might like to read if you have a few minutes spare.


Magic Cochin said...

What a gorgeous place - and a fairly short drive from us! So thank you - it looks well worth a special trip, and there are some wondrful walks nearby at Kersey and Hadleigh.

Haven't you met some lovely people who have generously shared their skills!

All the best
Celia from Suffolk

David Hall said...

Nice article Hannah - thanks for mentioning me! :o)

milhan said...

Very nice article Hannah...I wish I could see Masterchef over here. I feel like I really missed something :)

Marie said...

Great article Hannah and in all honesty, you could wipe the floor with Martha Stewart. You're so much better than that!