As a freelancer my day to day working life is never mundane and always varied, which is just the way I like it. Here are some of the things I’ve been up to recently that might be interesting….
8 March 2018
This months Olive Magazine see a collection of 6 new recipes from me, all celebrating the unsung hero and wonder-ingredient: salt. Salt is the most used but perhaps the least understood ingredient in the kitchen. As cooks, we all instinctively grab for salt to season our food, but have you ever thought why? Well, for starters, salt is the only natural source of one of our five basic tastes. Lots of things are sweet, bitter or sour and those flavours can come from many sources, but only salt makes things salty.
7 March 2018
A couple of weekends ago I had the great honour of of being Co-Presenter at the 2018 Bristol Good Food Awards at Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City football club. Such an honour to be giving out these awards in celebration of the very best of Bristol's food scene. I was working with Bristol's the very lovely local food legend Andy Clarke, who you can see next to me in the pictures. So many great restaurants, bars, cafes and local food producers won a multitude of different awards, including lots that are my personal favourites but also a huge selection of places that are new to me. There were awards for Best Chef, Restaurant, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Pizza, Italian, newcomer, to name just a few.......
3 November 2017
Very exciting new book news! Although if you follow me on social media (@GenevieveEats) you will have seen me banging on about my fire for weeks. I've been busy, busy, busy writing my next book - The Ultimate Wood Fired Oven Cookbook, which will be published next spring by Quadrille. The early summer was taken up by building the oven in the garden, a job my husband and I undertook ourselves.
14 August 2017
A few weeks ago, the Food Programme asked me to join them on a summer camping special with Sheila Dillon. We were joined by broadcaster, 6Music DJ and fire enthusiast, Cerys Matthews, fellow outdoor cook, Josh Sutton, aka The Guyrope Gourmet, Matthew de Abaitua who wrote a book on the history of camping and Andy Hamilton, forager and wild drinks expert. Have a listen in to find out what I cooked.
5 May 2017
I'm honoured and delighted to be able to say that last week I was elected as the new Co-Chair of the Guild of Food Writers, the prestigious professional organisation for food writers with a growing membership of over 500. I am sharing the Chair with Angela Clutton, fellow writer, whom you can see pictured here beside me, in part because we are both freelancers and as such never know how busy life is going to get.
31 March 2017
In a really exciting bit of filming news, Red Tractor, the UK's leading farm and foods standard scheme, have asked me to make some recipe films with Adam Henson, Countryfile presenter and possibly the nations favourite farmer, from the Cotswold Farm Park. Today I went up to the farm and met Adam for the first time, who was as lovely as you might expect, but my eyes were really only for the 4 day old piglet I was given to snuggle. Love a piglet snuggle!
1 March 2017
My latest book, Masterchef Street Food of the World, is published on 9th March 2017, and to say I’m rather excited about it would be an understatement. I have been a food stylist for the world-renowned Masterchef brand, working on several of their gorgeous books with the legendary photographer, David Loftus over the last couple of years.
27 February 2017
25 February 2017
I write regularly for Olive magazine, and my latest article in the March 2017 issue sees me exploring a collection new ‘healthy ingredients’ from a taste point of view. Olive came to me to see if I would investigate a raft of ingredients such as kefir water, koji spores, amaranth seeds, khorasan, teff and coconut flours.
7 September 2016