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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.

Prue’s Seville Orange Marmalade
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Prue’s Seville Orange Marmalade

Over the last couple of years I have started to make jam and marmalade with my Grandchildren- which is hot, sticky and messy fun! Ingredients   1 kg Seville oranges...

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...

Blue dreamer cocktail
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Blue dreamer cocktail

A dramatic and eye-catching cocktail is bound to create a ‘wow’ and get the party off to a flying start. Cocktail ingredients makes 2 – 3 cocktails Chilled blue curacao...

NEW – ‘The Vegetarian Kitchen’ cook book
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NEW – ‘The Vegetarian Kitchen’ cook book

      I knew Peta was a great cook and a fantastic baker and pastry chef. But I was a bit nervous that she might not write well, and...

Salt and Pepper Tofu by Peta Leith
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Salt and Pepper Tofu by Peta Leith

When Prue and I started talking about writing a cook book together over 2 years ago,  we had initially thought it should be about cakes and pastries but that idea...

Broccoli Bites with homemade tomato ketchup
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Broccoli Bites with homemade tomato ketchup

Broccoli bites are super easy to make and are a great way to use leftovers from a Sunday lunch or an old broccoli head at the back of the fridge!...