Chefs in the Hot Seat (Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, you did good)!

Have you ever watched a cookery show and wished the chef was in the hot seat? Well, I got to do just that when I had the chance to speak with some of my favourite chefs for the Bolton Food and Drink Festival earlier this year. They’re a busy bunch, those pesky genius chefs but ...

All hail Queen Nadiya, #GBBO Champion 2015

Hey all, How are we all doing? So last night was the Bake-Off final and what a whopper it was. It’s hard to imagine a show about gentle baking that can constitute addictive, edge-of-your-seat TV viewing, but there it was. 13.4 million of us tuned in to see Nadiya being crowned Bake-Off champion, and rightly so. These ...

Good morning World. Spring has sprung!

Hey guys, How are you? I know it’s been a while (my bad), but I’m back! I’ve been busy with writing and everything else in between, what have you been up to? The weather is getting brighter now and with Spring around the corner, it feels like the sucky weather of late has now come to ...

Food Glorious Food @ Bolton Food & Drink Festival 2013 (Part I)

The year was 1987. I was a precocious ten year old and my teacher had asked me what I wanted to be. I said the first thing that popped into my mind: “Chef or baker so I can bake and eat yummy food all day.” My love for food has been evident from the start, when ...

Foodies ahoy – welcome to the food mecca of… Bolton!

The 7th annual Bolton Food & Drink Festival has just kicked off with an impressive roster of awesome chefs. The four-day feast is on the calendar of any foodie and has gained something of a cult following (cult and Bolton doesn't really go in the same sentence, but trust me on this instance). Launched by the magnificent Michael Caines and ...