Infrequently Asked Questions
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH?
Good question! This is a game I play A LOT. The answer would completely depend on what day you asked me. And that’s all part of why I started my podcast Desert Island Dishes. Check it out here
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SEASON?
A toss up between Autumn and Winter. Give me layers, log fires, bed socks, frosty mornings, warming soups and stews with mashed potato and I will be happy.
DO YOU LIKE BATHS?
Like is an understatement. I’m obsessed.
IF YOU HAD TO EAT THE SAME BREAKFAST EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Smoked salmon with poached eggs on rye toast and a side of avocado with chilli flakes and sea salt. With a side of pancakes for pudding… because breakfasts deserve puddings too.
DO PINEAPPLES GIVE YOU A PRICKLY TONGUE?
Funnily enough they do. But I eat them anyway.
COFFEE OR TEA?
Coffee but I’m trying to cut back.
EARLY TO BED OR A NIGHT OWL?
If I had my way I would be in bed at 9.30 every evening.
IF YOU WEREN’T DOING WHAT YOU DO NOW, WHAT JOB WOULD YOU DO?
I always dreamt of being a weathergirl. I used to practice all the time with a map I stuck on the wall. I was really cool.
WHICH IS THE PIECE OF KITCHEN KIT YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
I mean, I could probably live without kitchen kit, let’s not be dramatic, but my life is the better for my food processor and my microplane grater. I also recently got a new lemon juicer which has made me more happy than I care to admit. I would also never make scrambled egg if I didn’t have a non stick saucepan.
DO YOU EAT YOUR CRUSTS?
CATS OR DOGS?
WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST THING YOU LIKE EATING?
When my sister was pregnant she got hooked on crackers with homous and marmite. Together. I thought this sounded like a weird pregnancy craving but joined her in a sisterly fashion. And it was actually really good, and I now have it quite often.
WHEN YOU COOK ROAST CHICKEN FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, DO YOU SECRETLY EAT THE OYSTER OF THE CHICKEN WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING?
Without fail. Chefs perks!
DO YOU HAVE A MIDDLE NAME?
I do. But it’s a secret.
WHO ARE YOUR DREAM DINNER PARTY GUESTS?
Stephen Fry, J K Rowling, Judi Dench and Sara Blakely.