MasterChef Series 12 Starts Soon

March 14, 2016

Series 12 of MasterChef starts Wednesday 23 March at 8pm on BBC ONE. You can find all the episode details here.

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Eating well for less in an Ideal Home this Christmas?

November 21, 2015

I’ve been filming a special Christmas edition of “Eat Well for Less?” and I can’t wait for you to see it.  We are tackling a number of key items: cost, waste, leftovers and time spent in the kitchen.  Very excited about it, it was great fun to film.  Look out for the snow. I was…

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Wooden Spoons, Ideal Homes and skipping with Monica

November 14, 2015

Stunning dinner at Le Gavroche this week, it remains my favourite.  Food so gorgeous you could bath in it and some of the best front of house to be found anywhere.  It’s not cheap, it’s not supposed to be, it’s a celebration of fine things and I love it. I actually managed to bump into…

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It’s been a while…

November 9, 2015

Haven’t blogged in a while, I’ve been incredibly busy as always.  But more importantly, my PA Helen who’s typing this now has been away. Right, what have I been up to?  Well, I went to see U2, they put on an incredible visual show, virtually cut the stadium in half with an enormous screen, Bono…

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Forest of Dean

October 10, 2015

Last weekend I was in the beautiful Forest of Dean opening the Forest Showcase Event, such a lovely part of the world and such wonderful people.  And I got to spend a couple of nights at The Speech House.  I’m very very fond of that hotel. I somehow managed to have two lunches at Le…

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Cup of tea and a slice of cake, what’s not to like?

September 19, 2015

I’m delighted with the response to Eat Well or Less.  I so enjoyed making the programme and the viewing figures are great, thank you very much everybody. I’ve now finished filming the BBC series, Harvest.  It should be on your screens soon.  It’s such a lovely thing to do, wander around farms in the summer. …

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Eat Well for Less Series 2

September 12, 2015

Well the story of the week has to be the success of Eat Well For Less. I am amazed at the viewing figures, I loved making it and I am really happy so many people are enjoying it. Obviously how we shop for food is a serious subject with bills that yearly run into thousands….

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August 30, 2015

Spent a wonderful few days in Scotland, I was working I know, but still.  It’s such a beautiful country, such incredible scenery; I went from a berry farm in Aberdeenshire to a carrot grower in Inverness.  The drive between the 2 was stunning.  Also, I got to eat stovies 2 days in a row, a…

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From Spurs to Golf

August 15, 2015

Woah!  It’s been a busy week.  I seem to have been running around doing all sorts of stuff, although I have to admit to myself, a lot of it has been great fun. Monday was an absolutely hoot, the working day eased with the occasional glass of quality wine.  I started off at Spurs, meeting…

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Isle of Man

August 2, 2015

There’s been a fair amount of travelling about. I visited the Isle of Man this week for the first time ever, really enjoyed it. I had no idea how beautiful the place was. Stunning coastline and an equally beautiful interior. Straight off the plane and into a street food festival in High Wycombe. I did…

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