About ‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’September 22nd, 2007
(Photograph by Gene Weatherley)
I thought you might like to know a little bit more about ‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’ and me so I’ve added this about page.
What is ‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’?
‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’ is my personal blog, dedicated to my love of food. It’s also the name of my first cookbook, which I’m currently writing and is due to be published by Absolute Press next year.
I started ‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’ in September 2006 after stumbling across the wonderful world of food blogs and loving what I saw. The blog gives me an outlet for my passion for food, cooking, writing and photography. It’s a diary of my cooking where I can record my recipes and thoughts which I can look back on over time. But much more than that, it enables me to interact with wonderful people all over the world who share my interest in cooking and I love that. I love to read other people’s food blogs, I love to read your comments and emails and I love talking to you in this virtual world.
And why the name ‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’?
Well I love cherries and cherry pie is my favourite fruit pie. Warm cherry pie and vanilla ice cream is heaven on a plate to me! The idea behind the wording ‘a slice of’ was that this blog shows a piece, or a slice, of my life, and also that each post is another instalment, or slice!
Are you professionally trained?
Not at all. My only qualification is that which comes from a love of good food and from cooking at home on a daily basis. I taught myself what I know now mainly from reading cookery books and absorbing everything I can about cooking from every source I can over the years, and through experiment, trial and error. It’s a continual process; I’m learning and (I hope) improving all the time.
Where does your love of cooking come from?
Primarily my love of cooking comes from wanting to create a warm and welcoming home. I’m a very homely person; my home is my retreat and having a happy home is one of my main priorities in life. I truly believe that good home cooking and eating together play a very important part in happy and healthy family life.
I love opening my dining room up to friends and family and I get immense pleasure from entertaining and feeding them wonderful food. There really is nothing better than seeing empty plates and satisfied faces around the table.
I also love the creative process of creating dishes from scratch, particularly ones from recipes that I’ve adapted or created myself and thereby have put a lot of myself into. There’s a real magic for me in taking simple ingredients and putting them together in a certain way to create the most amazing meal.
Does your cooking have a particular style or theme?
When it comes to cooking I’m a fairly traditional English girl at heart. Having said this there are international influences woven into my cooking, which reflects the widely cosmopolitan strands of British food.
Do you accept products for review?
I’m open to accepting products for review that are relevant to ‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’ and I think will be of interest to my readers. Generally when it comes to reviews if I like something I’ll write about it and if I don’t I won’t.
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The Independent, June 2009
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Wallet Pop UK, May 2009
Food Channel.com, March 2009
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BBC Olive Magazine, June 2008
Trusted Places video interview, April 2008
Delicious magazine, July 2007
Sisterhood, March 2009
Thank you to Occasional Martha.
Kreativ Blogger, March 2009
Thank you to Springtime.
Nominated Best Food Blog of the Year, January 2009
Brillante, August 2008
Thank you to Pinku at Pinku – Enchanted Life.
Arte Y Pico, August 2008
Thank you to Angela at ‘Stressed out Mum seeks Inspiration’.
Arte Y Pico, May 2008
Thank you to Sylvie at ‘A Pot of Tea and a Biscuit’.
Nice Matters, February 2008
Thank you to Antonia from Food Glorious Food.