The Magic of MasterChef
I suppose I decided to go on the show for fun. What was I thinking! It has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, forget showing in Paris…
It has been an amazing journey. Exhausting but really rewarding. It’s very different cooking under the pressure of TV cameras and judges.
All the way through the show I have endeavoured to create the kind of simple food that we love to eat at home – packed with flavour. That sounds easy but this type of cooking normally takes me time, hours. Not sixty minutes. I love slow cooking.
The wonderful world of Masterchef has taught me new techniques and ways to work with kitchen equipment that I would never have tackled previously. I have mastered pressure cookers, ice cream churners, thermometers and dauntingly long recipes. The upside is that my family are happy that I’m back home and have extended my menu.
I really enjoy being in the kitchen and cooking for friends, who are always over for informal dinners, we all gather around the long dining table in the kitchen and share stories and laugh a lot. Food is the fuel that brings us all together.