Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Having worked as a chef for a Surprisingly Long Time and in many parts of the world picking up all sorts interesting, useful and surprising recipes, ideas, tips and food related info I am now keen to pass it all on.
This being the case I have written 9 cookbooks so far that are all a little different; whilst most contain a collection of recipes (often the same or very similar from book to book to book!) and whilst mine do, of course, also include recipes I try to give all the information, handy tips, good ideas, suggestions and alternatives to help readers become confident, spontaneous and excellent cooks themselves.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Secret Life of Scones: There’s so very much more to this simple recipe than perhaps you realise!
This is the fourth in a series of books I am writing each giving easy a super-flexible “genius” recipe which can be adapted in all sorts of ways. Hopefully with this recipe plus lots of variations and all the useful info and the helpful suggestions included, readers will soon be serving your own spectacular creations.
What are you working on now?
The fifth book in my Genius Recipes series on a great way to use onions!
What are you reading now?
The QI Book of the Dead
What is your favorite book of all time?
Out of Africa – Karen Blixen