I spent many years working in international development in places like Siberia, South Africa, and Turkmenistan. The next decent meal was always on my mind and I began writing about my culinary adventures: mushroom hunting with the Russian mafia and cooking zebra stew in near Lake Turkana in Kenya are just two examples.
I progressed onto writing books. ‘The Taste of a Place’ food guides told you where to find good food and wine in Corfu, Mallorca and Andalucia. I was chuffed they were recommended by The Observer, The Times, and Delia Smith Online, amongst others.
I co-wrote ‘Seasonal Spanish Food’ with London based, Spanish chef Jose Pizarro (shortlisted for 3 different awards) and now I’m working on a project called Pasta Grannies – check out the You Tube channel – which will also be a book .
My husband, Billy, and I have a home in Le Marche, central Italy, and I divide my time between there and London.