• My post-MasterChef Interview with Nurtured in Norfolk

    16th September 2020The Delicate Diner

    Nurtured in Norfolk are lovely folk, producing amazing fruit, vegetables, salads, and edible flowers over in Dereham. And they also support MasterChef contestants, interviewing them all after the competition. They interviewed me after my appearance on this world-famous TV show last year, and I just realised that I never shared the piece. So, here it is – please enjoy!

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  • Sandstorm cover

    Debut novel Sandstorm published

    28th July 2020The Delicate Diner

    When I was on MasterChef, I talked about my novel – Jilly Cooper style and set in the world of the Arabian horse. I am delighted to share that one of my lockdown projects was to publish Sandstorm and it is now available in print as well as online. Against the mystical backdrop of the Middle East and the show-rings of Europe, Sandstorm is set in the exciting and mysterious world of the Arabian horse. It follows the Arabian showing circuit, with trainers cavorting at each show – with their own wives and girlfriends often taking a back seat in…

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  • EVENT: The Spice Route – from Asia to Norfolk

    8th June 2019The Delicate Diner

    I am very excited to announce that I will be hosting a pop up at Old Hall Farm in Woodton on Saturday 20 July with two of my fellow MasterChef contestants – Ajay John and Sonia Duthie! Space is strictly limited, and you can find out more and book your ticket on my events page – https://thedelicatediner.com/event/the-spice-route-from-asia-to-norfolk/ I hope to see you there!

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  • The Delicate Diner – MasterChef Contestant

    28th February 2019The Delicate Diner

    Thank you all for so many amazing messages following my all-too brief appearance on MasterChef tonight..  Dreams are funny things. They keep us going and inspire us, motivating us to do better. But as I have learned from this experience, you really do have to have absolute confidence in what you do and what you are aiming for The photo with this post shows the plate I planned to cook: cannon of lamb with tomato and gigantes and pesto. I had perfected it. Spent weeks working on it. And I panicked. I panicked that the celery wouldn’t be cooked enough.…

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