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‘One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.’ – Virginia woolf. As someone who has spent her whole life around food I couldn’t agree more. Food and eating together is wonderful. A kitchen table exploding with laughter and stories really is the best tonic. When I was running kitchens we always had team lunches where we could sit, chat and relax. Even now I love having a kitchen table full.

I also believe that food has the ability to break down boundaries and challenge perceptions. Clink has trained prisoners to cook and serve in restaurants based in prisons- the Cardiff one now has a Michelin star. A second chance is sometimes all that’s needed. As a self-confessed greedy person (who always needs to lose a stone) I love food and I always will do.

Apples- a glut of them and a #freezerhack
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Apples- a glut of them and a #freezerhack

There’s only so much apple chutney a girl can make.   If, like me, you cannot bear to see the apples rotting on the ground, and you enjoy the old-fashioned...

Prue – my new cookbook
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Prue – my new cookbook

My first cookbook for 25 years is on sale NOW.  Whether you are looking for some dinner party inspiration, a new mid-week meal or a simple dessert, you will find...

Marmalade
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Marmalade

Marmalade Story (taken from Relish: My Life on a Plate. Published by Quercus)   I was very confident of my Oxford orange marmalade. I liked the slightly bitter caramel taste...

Apple Jalousie- an easy to make pud ….that works every time
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Apple Jalousie- an easy to make pud ….that works every time

Photo by Scott Phillips Sometimes, cheating with ready-made pastry, I make apple ‘jalousies’, the simplest of French pastries, and stack them flat in the freezer, ready to bake from frozen. RECIPE...