My ethos

I have been a food writer and editor for many years. I believe food should be easy to make, look good, taste good and do you good. I am passionate about creating delicious dishes that anyone can cook. I care about where our food comes from too: buying locally grown produce where possible and supporting ethical trading by purchasing Fairtrade imports when home-grown aren’t available.

Eat seasonal food to enjoy food at its very best. Read about choosing and cooking them in The More Veg Cookbook, Grown in Britain and A Taste for All Seasons. I’m also posting a seasonal recipe each month in my Seasonal Recipes. I’ll leave the recipes for the pictures on other pages of my site there, too, so you can always give them a go, if and when they whet your appetite!

Apart from writing and editing, I am also a qualified further education teacher, a restaurant critic and a Great Taste Awards judge. And when I’m not doing all that, I am an audio describer, explaining what is happening in films and TV programmes to enable visually impaired viewers to understand what is going on when there is no dialogue.

Re my books, I hope you’ll look me up on Amazon, or through the links on my Shop page. For a quick browse, check out a selection in Published Works. Look out for my books, too, in local, independent bookshops and other retailers (I’ve even seen them in garden centres!) and try some of my creations. Use them as a starting point to help you go on to develop your own versions and become great cooks in your own right.

Have fun and enjoy the feast!

Best wishes,