A seasonal pheasant masterclass

Pheasant Masterclass

It was all things pleasant and pheasant inside the Fifteen training kitchen last Tuesday evening. I must have been reasonably well-behaved at the last blogger’s supper at Jamie Oliver HQ, to receive a second invitation, this time to a pheasant masterclass with Jon Rotheram (Head Chef Fifteen London), Andy Appleton (Head Chef Fifteen Cornwall) and… 

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How to write and publish a recipe book – a course with Xanthe Clay

Cookery Books

I wonder how many people out there dream of writing a cookery book? Yesterday, I spent the day at Vanessa Kimbell’s Kitchen Garden School, Juniper and Rose, with Xanthe Clay, a guest tutor who had come to share her knowledge and advice with eight aspiring writers. The course, ‘How to write and publish a recipe… 

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IFBC Seattle 2013: Exploring Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

I’m aware that I’ve hit you with four Seattle posts now, but as you can probably tell, I was completely enamored with The Emerald City – with the people I met, the friends I made, the hospitality that was shown to me and by the whole experience of attending an American Food Blogging Conference - Foodista’s… 

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IFBC Seattle 2013 – Entrepreneurial Journalism with Mark Briggs – Post Three


It’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty of attending Foodista’s IFBC in Seattle – what did I actually learn and was it worth going?! I’ve already introduced my personal reasons for attending a blog conference all the way over in Seattle and have mentioned some of my first impressions on arrival, including the conference opening… 

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IFBC Seattle 2013 – Arrival, Opening and Keynote by Dorie Greenspan – Post Two


This is my second post on attending IFBC the International Food Blogger Conference in Seattle last weekend. I’ve already introduced the event and why I traveled all the way to the West coast of America from London to attend a blogging conference! I hope that in this post, you’ll get to read a little bit… 

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IFBC Seattle 2013 – Food Blogging Stateside – Post One


Seattle and I have been friends for a very long time. Both the city itself and the luscious, green areas surrounding it, stretching out to the Olympic Mountains in the Pacific North West, hold a special place in my heart. Almost twenty years ago, my sister made a small city named Sequim, within Washington State,… 

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Food Blogger Connect #FBC5 and a second My Polish Kitchen Pop-Up!


It’s been a busy summer and this year, the one thing we can’t complain about is the weather. It’s been lovely and for once, we’ve been able to enjoy the great outdoors in flip flops, rather than in Wellies! North Wales provided us with lots of greenery, free-roaming farm animals and plenty of much-celebrated local… 

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Vanessa Kimbell and the Juniper and Rose Cookery School Northampton

Juniper and Rose Cookery School

In the earliest days of my blogging journey, some two and a half years ago, I met Vanessa Kimbell, a cookery writer inspired by ethical and sustainable food, a brilliant photographer and author of Prepped! I had joined Team Prepped! helping Vanessa test some of the recipes in her book, getting an inside glimpse into writing… 

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A Foraging Walk and Banquet with ‘The Foragers at The Verulam Arms’ St Albans

Foraging Banquet-

Nettle soup with wild garlic-infused olive oil, sweet onion tart topped with foraged herbs, blue cheese cheesecake with wild poppy seed biscuits. The kind of food you would perhaps expect to find on the menu of a Michelin-starred restaurant – not at your local pub. As a foodie with a great love of all things local, I was intruiged… 

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Courses: Food Styling at Leiths School of Food and Wine with Sarah Cook

My final project shot - Polish Pancakes with Cream Cheese - photo by Stuart Ovenden

“Food Styling: The perfect outlet to combine an artistic eye and culinary talent.” – Sarah Cook, BBC Good Food Magazine Since starting my food blog, and even before, I’ve always been very keen to attend courses and to learn new skills. Given that I’ve always been interested in cooking, most of the courses I’ve taken have… 

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