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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 January 2009

On Friday I was invited to the studio where they are taking the pictures for the book. As you can imagine I was sooo excited! Suzanne the designer, Bridget the home economist and her son who was sous cheffing, William the photographer and his assistant - I would never have imagined that so many people would be there and how long it would take to do each shot. I really will never look at cook books in the same way again. My favourite part was the long tables of crockery and cloths of all different colours - lots of floral fabrics and dainty tea cups that I wanted to bring home (sadly they are all rented!). Bridget has such a dream job - cooking recipes for photos all day long.

6 comments:

Antonia said...

What fun to see the book taking shape! And what a dream job indeed.

Bellini Valli said...

The book is getting closer and closer Hannah!!!

Marie said...

Ohh, I can't wait to see your book Hannah!!! It's really interesting seeing all the steps along the way!

Rita said...

I salute you Hannah! It will be on the shelf before you know it ... and I can already imagine reading it and using it! I am so delighted that it will be pretty!

Philippa said...

I am so excited about your book. If the pictures of your recipes on your blog are anything to go by, we are in for a treat!
BTW I tagged you!! Photo tag.

Aileen said...

A great insight into the making of 'The Book'...I should imagine it takes a lot of patience.
Aileen...X