I have a story for you – bear with me. Before I left university many many moons ago (15 years?) I wrote to Delicious Magazine to see if I could do work experience there. I didn’t know what I wanted to do after uni, but all I knew was that I was obsessed with food, cooking and art. I was studying Fine Art and assumed I’d end up in design. However a 2 week placement on the magazine led me to meeting food stylists, photographers and being on my first ever food shoot. I had my eureka moment and life changed forever.
When I graduated I went back to the publishing house that Delicious was part of and worked there for a year before joining Jamie’s team. Fast forward 14 years and I am now freelance. And I love my work more and more each day, getting to work with and meet the most inspiring and talented people (and eat a tonne of fabulous food). But being freelance is nerve wracking. Who will take a chance on me? Will I work? Well I did, and I do and I never stop counting my lucky stars. The brilliant Karen (Delicious Magazines editor) gave me a chance to style and write for them, which then led to a monthly column.
To say I was over the moon is an understatement. I cried full on fat tears! Not only is Delicious consistently the best food publication out there, my personal history there makes it such a special place to me. I felt I had gone full circle and could not believe I had this opportunity.
Those of you who read it will have seen my column for the last 9 months, and I feel like it has gone from strength to strength. (And if you haven’t what are you waiting for? Get a subscription! They’re such good value and it feels like a present through your door every month.) Personally I love print but I am thrilled to be able to share some of these recipes with you via the Delicious website. So keep watching, as I share back features of my column and some of my favourite recipes.
I hope you like them x