Some of you may already know me as the chef and proprietor of Cambridge Cookery School. I set up the school back in 2009 as a place for local people to come to learn about cooking good food for their families. Since then it has gone from strength to strength. This blog will become a place for me to write about the food issues that I feel strongly about – for better or worse. Real food, real bread, home cooking, left-overs, sustainability, local farming, animal welfare, health and nutrition will be covered and mixed in with some fab seasonal recipes. I grew up in Scandinavia and a lot of favourite food is inspired by wild food and foraging so that will also play a large part.
The Rolling Pin will smooth out food issues that I believe have become muddled; it will roll over and crush stupid comments, horrid supermarket campaigns, pompous celebrity chefs, bad products and fake promises; and it will roll out thoughts on how we can all live a happier and healthier life, while at the same time contribute to a better world by shopping and cooking sensibly.
I can tell you that bread, real bread will be one of the main subjects on the blog. Commercial bread is a horrid, unhealthy product loaded with additives and I feel strongly about getting as many people as possible baking their own bread. Home made bread is amazingly good for us – it is a complex carbohydrate, it has low GI, it is easy on the gut and does not cause bloating or discomfort.
Of course there will also be a recipe or two so that everyone can get their rolling pins out!
So please read, enjoy and let me know if you have any subject area that you would like me to roll over.