Let me introduce myself….
My passion for food started at my grandmother’s table. Born and raised in Bull Close Road she was ahead of her time in understanding the importance of nutrition and flavour! Even today I long for her to be here to recreate one of her famous Norfolk dumplings. My love of cooking meant I was always the person who was in charge of large gatherings or special dinners but it had never presented itself as a career option.
It’s funny the twists and turns life takes and then you find yourself baking for a living and loving every minute of it, even the days when you can’t see for the cloud of icing sugar that you are frantically creating.
I think inspiration can come from anywhere when it comes to food: be it the great local produce, the work of great chefs, visits to other countries or just the light on the trees on a summers day.
Probably because of the influence of my grandmother I believe in flavour, especially of the big and bold variety, and I often go to Ottolenghi for the day’s inspiration. Like anyone, I don’t have an endless supply of herbs and spices to hand each day so it’s often the case of taking a recipe and working with what you have until you’ve got the right flavour combination. And that feeling of sharing your ideas and seeing others enjoy is just great.
My other passion… well no meal is complete without a good glass of wine , definitely one of life’s pleasures.
Life at Mustard, both in town and at UEA is always fun. I don’t think a day goes past where we don’t think how lucky we are to be a part of it. I hope you’ll enjoy reading our stories and getting to know the team. We also love to hear from you guys so do get in touch via the website or on any of our social media .