Thursday, September 13, 2012
I can't quite get my head around the fact that we are smack bang in the middle of Autumn. Where did this year go? While long sunny summer evenings are more like a distant dream that never really happened, worry not as there are so many food related things to get excited about this harvest season.
For those who like to forage for their food, now is the one of the best times to get out and in to the forest and hedgerows to pick wild mushrooms and fruit.
I spent a few days in Sweden recently where we picked the most incredible giant golden chantarelle mushrooms, super green apples (perfect for an oat buttery apple crumble) and the juiciest plums, eaten right off the branches.
Since my new book came out in May, we have had a wonderful reaction with it spending quite a few weeks on the Irish Non-Fiction Bestsellers list peaking at number 2! A big thank you to everyone who has sent me photos on twitter and Facebook of the dishes they have been cooking from the new book "Kitchen Hero: Great Food For Less". It might sound ridiculously obvious but seeing people cooking the recipes you write is always the most rewarding thing about writing a book.
Lots of people have been asking me on twitter, when the next part of the TV series Kitchen Hero: Great Food For Less is coming out and I can tell you that it will be back in November for a 7 week run on RTÉ One. There are lots more wonderful cheap and delicious recipes coming up to inspire you to get cooking in the kitchen, with visits to my grannies kitchen, my old school, BLOOM in the park and lots more.
One of the main reasons I've been a little quiet online this summer, has been due to a very exciting project which we filmed in London throughout August which will air this Autumn. I'm literally bursting to tell everyone about it but I've been told I have to wait just a little longer. Don't worry you'll be the first to know! :)
There's also lots of exciting news overseas, where Kitchen Hero has now been released in both Swedish and German and the TV series has started airing in Brazil and France. In July, I spent a day in Hamburg shooting with German magazine, "Fit For Fun", for their October issue, they really did a lovely job and were great to work with. I'm also going to be heading back to Stockholm in October to appear again on one the popular breakfast shows, "Nyhetsmorgon" speaking Swedish (hold me!) and to give cookery demonstrations at the "Hem Och Villa" exhibition.
Check out some of the things I'm very excited about this month below and keep checking the blog for updates!
Until then have a great September!
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