Former Food editor Emma whipped up a storm for five years in the Good Food kitchen
It was after travelling around the world that Emma's passion for food really began.
After settling in New York, Emma decided to enrol in cookery school to back up her new-found passion for food. Her training led to work experience on American magazines and when she returned to the UK, she continued to gain experience working with Family Circle magazine. Soon after, she became Food editor at Good Food.
A world of inspiration
Emma confesses that she was the first of her family to be consumed by food. Her cooking style is influenced by evocative memories of the different foods she's tried on her travels. Regular readers of the magazine may know her Postcard from... features which looked at classic recipes from all around the world.
- What's your favourite recipe and why?
- My favourite recipe is hot cross buns because I'll always have a fond memory of eating them. My son was born on Good Friday and I had made up some dough on the Thursday (my husband thought that I had finally gone completely mad). Then I was a bit busy on the Friday, but my mum kindly finished them off for me and I remember how satisfying it was eating the warmed buttered buns while gazing down at my new baby boy.
- Who do you admire, and what would you cook for them?
- Jane Austen. I read a biography of hers and thought it amazing how she produced great books scribbling away whenever she could. I'd probably cook her something very rich and lavish - a bloody steak with creamy cognac sauce and then a rich chocolate pudding. Hopefully I would prove once and for all if she was a starchy uptight figure or not.
- What three ingredients do you always have in your fridge?
- White wine, curry paste and cheese
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