Tell us about your favourite food memory from your childhood...
Making gingerbread people with a friend from primary school and my mum. The eyes and mouths were wonky but they tasted delicious!
What is your advice to busy home cooks who find preparing food stressful?
Take it easy! You're not competing for Masterchef. Use ingredients in season (they will taste the best) and pick out short easy recipes. Also freezer ingredients are a great shortcut (pre-cut frozen veg and fruit for easy soups, stews and crumbles).
Tell us about one of your cooking rituals at home...
I don't really have any rituals per se when it comes to cooking. It's usually how quickly I can get food on the table before my kids cause chaos.
What’s your favourite thing about having friends and family round for dinner?
Sharing a moment together. The food is really secondary. For me the human connection is more important. If you haven't seen Priya Parker's TED talk about gatherings I highly recommend it.
Tell us about one of the most memorable meals someone important in your life has cooked for you...
Watching my Austrian grandma make her own strudel pastry at her kitchen table and then creating the most delicious flaky buttery apple strudel. I would eat it with lashings of thick vanilla custard.
“I have a memory of watching my Austrian grandma make her own strudel pastry at her kitchen table and then creating the most delicious flaky buttery apple strudel. I would eat it with lashings of thick vanilla custard.”