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
Friday, 28 November 2008
My book is currently being edited. There is a team of about 10 people working on it which is staggering - spotting typos, checking methods, planning photographs, design and layouts. I must get about 50 emails a day with questions ranging from "Do I think that the fairy toadstool meringues would look good displayed in a basket as though someone had picked them whilst out foraging for mushrooms" to "on the duck pond cookies do the sugar ducks lie flat or sit upright". No stone is left unturned by my lovely editor Allee. It is lovely to think that my little book is being given so much care and attention. I will definitely never look at a cook book in the same way again - I had never realised just how much work goes into it. A few of you have asked when the book will be out and the answer is next Autumn in the UK and the USA and a bit later I think in Australia, Germany and France - such a way off, but hopefully it will be worth the wait!