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You can always tell a good meal as you can practically taste the love and the care.

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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.

Chocolate Log
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Chocolate Log

  It isn’t Christmas without a Chocolate Log.   It’s so disappointing when you role up a chocolate cake and it cracks, but if you are pretending it’s a chocolate...

Pomegranate hack
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Pomegranate hack

  Don’t be put off…..getting seeds out of a pomegranate it’s really easy if you know how.   What you do is cut the pomegranate in half and then just...

Avocados
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Avocados

     How to cut an Avocado What you need to do is to cut it all the way around, right round and then twist so that the two...

Soups fit for a dinner party
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Soups fit for a dinner party

    I think soup is a wonderful first course for a dinner party,   Sometimes soup often seems a bit boring, you know, like hotel – soup. I think...