MY DAY AT THE BBC GOOD FOOD KITCHEN

MY DAY AT THE BBC GOOD FOOD KITCHEN

Thanks to doing a food styling course with Sarah Cook at Leiths, I got invited (after many an email to Sarah) to spend a day testing recipes at the BBC Good Food kitchen.  Definitely one of the best days I have had in the kitchen, and great insight into how some of the nation’s favourite food people spent the first part of their careers – Gizzi Erskine started off there. I managed to land myself into the December issue testing, so quite a bumper issue, with lots of Christmas ideas and recipes.  I knew I would be landed with the ‘less important’ stuff, as is the nature of free work, but never thought I would get given the kids corner!

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So up I stepped to test out someone else’s recipes for chocolate brownies, peppermint creams, marshmallow lollies, with a ‘Scandanavian’ stuffing thrown in to keep me sane.  Check them out in the December 2011 issue ;-)

Was great fun to spend a day with Sarah, Barney, Cassie and Adam – they do such a great job in helping people get perfect recipes every time whilst having plenty of fun doing it.....maybe I'll get there one day!  But it also begs the question of having to spend close to twenty grand in-order to get qualified as a chef before moving into the bottom rung of a food magazine.  Although as I typed that I realised that I have spent well over that during 7 years as a student, and no matter what BSc or MSc one could get, it’s definitely nowhere near as much fun as spending all day every day working with food.

I’ll be doing the lottery tonight.

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SUNBLUSH TOMATO SALSA

SUNBLUSH TOMATO SALSA

MY SECRET INGREDIENT...SPICED BLACK RICE VINEGAR

MY SECRET INGREDIENT...SPICED BLACK RICE VINEGAR