Famous for his Reggae Reggae Sauce, Levi Roots had his big break after appearing on BBC’s Dragons’ Den back in 2007. Since then he has been selling his range of products up and down the country.
I met him at the 2015 Christchurch Food & Wine Festival in Dorset. He was demonstrating how to make the Caribbean classic Jerk chicken, with a side of his healthy mango coleslaw. He spoke to me about how it all started, his cooking influences, and his current plans to set up his first restaurant.
I spent a wonderful day in the run up to Christmas at the Salisbury Chocolate Bar and Patisserie where the chocolatiers taught me a few tricks of the trade.
Check out my new video on making chocolate fudgy truffles.
Music Track – ‘Christmas with the Superfools’ by the Superfools
Filmed & Edited by Sophia Seth and Roscoe Young
Clare’s Cuisine has been running for over a year. It gives budding young bakers the chance to learn the basic skills of home-cooking. Having started cooking at a very young age, Clare believes it is important that children know their way around the kitchen. She loves to use fresh ingredients and grows her own fruit and vegetables.
In her rural cottage in Colden Common, Clare runs her cookery classes. I went along to one, where the kids were making eccles cakes, sausage rolls, and cheese twists. What a treat.
I caught up with Sophie Grigson at the recent Wimborne Food Festival. Sophie has published 21 cookery books and has been a regular on TV and radio since the early nineties when she starred in the award-winning Grow Your Greens, Eat Your Greens. She also teaches, and writes for magazines.
She spoke to me about spices, gave some important culinary tips, and even shared some of her own kitchen blunders.
At this year’s Wimborne Food Festival in Dorset, I met popular TV chef Jun Tanaka. He is frequently on programmes such as Saturday Kitchen on BBC One, Market Kitchen on UKTV, and has recently launched Street Kitchen, a mobile food van producing gourmet food.
He is famous for cooking modern French cuisine and has worked with chefs including Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White.
I spoke to him about where his passion for cooking came from and his plans for the future which include opening his very own restaurant in London.
Fancy spicing up your scrambled egg? Try my family recipe for Burji, which is Indian style scambled egg.
All you will need (3 servings)
One onion (red or white)
A knob of butter
A splash of milk
1/2 can of chopped tomatoes
1 green chilli
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1/2 tsp turmeric
Salt and Pepper