I’ve always had a love of food since my father taught me to cook jam tarts at our huge, battered kitchen table when I was four. Half a century later, that passion hasn’t waned; I love every aspect of cooking, baking and eating – from sourcing local ingredients to trying the more unusual delicacies the world has to offer.
My baking skills saw me hit the small screen when, in 2010, I made it through to appear on the ‘new’ BBC show, The Great British Bake Off! Now on its 6th series, I’m glad to see that I am no longer the only woman from Scotland to have been on the show.
Ultimately, I cook for the sheer enjoyment it not only gives me, but the pleasure it gives to others. From a simple scone when someone drops in for coffee or a family supper when everyone is home, to an impromptu BBQ or the extravagance of dinner for a dozen friends. It’s primal; it’s about sharing; it’s about passion. Oh and the fact that I just love to cook – for you, me or anyone who asks!
So join me on my journey, let me know what inspires you, who your heroes are and why you love food.
Follow me on Twitter, I’m @BakersBunny #%^} and my Instagram is also in the name of BakersBunny
(c) Lea Harris, 2018