exciting project I'd been working on? It's finally out and it's totally lovely. A cookbook called Winter on the Farm. It's such an amazing feeling to see a project that you've worked on appear in a real, live, actual book. It's like there's a little bit of me in this book. There's photos of all the cakes and biscuits and soups, pies, tarts and risotto that I cooked. There's jam jars and spoons and cake plates from my very own cupboard. And there's even a recipe credited to me. That I'm quietly chuffed about. Yay me!
But what I love most about this book is the beautiful photographs that Alan Benson has taken of the valley throughout this book. He's perfectly captured the chilling grey beauty of winter in my home. The fog, the frost, the mud, the cold and those wonderful bare winter trees. But Matthew's food makes you feel so warm and cosy, wrapped up inside it's the perfect foil for these chilly winter days.
For me, this book really is heartwarming food in the truest sense. And if you want to read more about our valley, then you must read Steve's beautiful words here.