I’ve had a passion for cooking ever since I can remember. Growing up in a small town in Northumberland, I’d come in from school and make dinner for the family most nights. I started off like most kids learning their way around the kitchen, mastering the classics like a good spag bol and trying new things when my confidence grew. It’s the way food brings people together and makes them happy that made me fall in love with cooking in those early days.
I’ve always enjoyed the process, something I definitely got from my grandad. Every time we went over for food, he’d be in the kitchen singing away to the radio. He showed me that cooking isn’t just about the end goal, it’s an experience and the act of cooking can be just as satisfying as the act of eating. To this day, the first step in any of my recipes is to get the music going. The more you enjoy it, the more you’ll do it.
My love for cooking didn’t end in the family kitchen up north though. I began sharing my recipes online in 2016 for fun, taking photos of my dinner and banging it on social media for no real reason other than wanting to share good food with people and to make the kitchen feel accessible for anyone.