Good food relies on great ingredients and the more we know about our ingredients the better equipped we are as cooks. I’m passionate about learning more and sharing what I learn. Dive in here to understand more about ingredients: where they come from, what their special qualities are and, crucially, how to use them. I find that the more I know about an ingredient, the better equipped I am to get the most from them. It allows me to be nimble, to improvise and to cook more delicious food.
If you like what you see here, please join my happy members and access my complete catalogue of delicious and inspiring recipes and videos, plus new content every week. See what my members say about the site. Want to start with a giggle? Check out my bloopers!
Check out my ever growing library of delicious ingredients here.
VEGETABLES & PLANT PRODUCTS
I have a massive crush on tomatoes. I love them fresh, warm from the vine, when picking them means brushing against their fragrant, furry leaves. I love them in crates from the market: plump and juicy and full of promise. I love them racked up at my local grocer, different varieties in colourful piles.