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, 14 August 2009
I am sorry for the lack of posts this week. I have had a lot of work meetings (although I did manage to sneak in a little cooking at one of the meetings and served my colleagues with roast lamb and salads and a yummy plum and blueberry crumble cake - they were impressed! Recipe for the cake to follow when I have a little time to write it up). I also went and tried archery for the first time and loved it! The course was held in a wood with giant life sized rubber bears that I shot at (and missed!!!) with my bow and arrows. I enjoyed it so much that this evening I am going to pick up my new bow so that I can practice in the garden - let's hope my shot improves and I don't hit anything I am not meant to! The other exciting news this week is that I have been asked to take part in the new Masterchef goes Live Show as part of the BBC Good Food Show. I will be doing cookery demos at the Birmingham NEC on 25th and 26th November and helping out with the live invention test where members of the audience can take part to try and impress the judges with their cooking skills under timed conditions - no pressure!!! I have no doubt that it will be lots of fun and I am very much looking forward to meeting some of the contestants from other years of the competition. Anyone wanting to come along, tickets are available if you click here.