When did you first get in to cooking and do you remember the first recipe you tried?
I got into cooking in a big way after I was diagnosed with coeliac and a milk protein allergy. I wasn't hugely loving the free from food that was available at the time so set out on a mission to try and make gluten and dairy free alternatives of my favourite food.
The first thing I tried to make was a Victoria sandwich - it was a complete disaster but I stuck with it until I was happy with the results.
What's your kitchen like and how do you keep organized when cooking?
The kitchen is my favourite room in the house. It has Willy Wonka wallpaper and lots of space which I've filled with gadgets.
I have a big table next to the patio doors which is perfect for photographing food (good lighting) and also for sitting typing up my recipes (nice view).
I'm not organised while I'm cooking - I'll be honest - it is usually chaos.
What tips would you give to someone wanting to become a better cook?
Cook what you enjoy eating
Never given up
Always go into the kitchen with a positive attitude - it makes the food taste better
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and what would you cook for them?
I think I would invite some of my favourite musicians - especially the ones that tell good stories through their music like Robbie Robertson and John Sebastian.
Also my friend Ed because he eats a lot and appreciates food as much as I do - he is my food buddy.
I would probably make a big buffet feast - I tend to be guilty of making too much food.
Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?
As well a food - I also love music and fashion. Saying fashion is my hobby is just another way of admitting I have a lot of clothes!
Which cooking blogs do you love to read?
I like to have a look at Food Gawker every morning on the train to work - looking at some food photographs is a good way to start the day.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
The little guy in my profile photo with me is my ragdoll cat Ollie.