Welcome to a rather pukka edition of Brilliant Blog Posts!
Yup folks, you’ve guessed it, this week I’m sharing mine and eldest son, Oliver’s incredible experience of meeting with world-renowned TV Chef Jamie Oliver.
I’ve been a fan of Jamie’s for so long, I literally had to pinch myself when an email came through asking me to attend an intimate cooking workshop for press at his restaurant, Fifteen.
We all have goals – whether they be personal or professional and meeting Jamie Oliver was one big fat tick off the ol’ wish list when it came to dream collabs for me. Yay!
And I can confirm that Jamie O is as friendly IRL as he comes across on the telly!
He’s often referred to as the ‘People’s Chef’ and it’s easy to see why. We even had a right ‘laff’ about my failed audition for Junior Master Chef and I got to tell him how much I admire his wife Jools.
One of the UK’s most prominent campaigners, we were there to hear all about Jamie’s ongoing work to teach kids about food and this workshop was dedicated to inspiring little ones to grow their own herbs and get cooking in the kitchen with their parents.
A running theme at his The Big Feastival!
Every year at The Big Feastival they have a special ‘Field to Fork’ project and this year it will be a Herb Garden – literally growing in the heart of the festival.
The garden will educate and inspire families onsite about common herbs and how to cook with them. Jamie decided he’d like to bring a bit of the Herb Garden to London with this special session, showing little ones how best to cook easy recipes with herbs.
…Taking place in the Cotswolds on Alex’s farm, The Big Feastival is a weekend of family fun, amazing food and great music from the likes of Mark Ronson, Foxes, Tinie Tempah and Kaiser Chiefs.
In other exciting news, I now have the literary agent of my dreams, Robyn Drury at the renowned Diane Banks Associates with interest from huge publishers (eek)! Keep everything crossed I get a book deal, people!!
…Read all about mine and Oliver’s experience in Jamie’s culinary workshop here and don’t forget to comment on that post and others which catch your eye once you’ve linked up your own posts for this week’s Brilliant Blog Posts.
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