Ardent collector of recipes: books, articles, tear-outs from newspapers and magazines. Favourite cookery writers (some of whom just happen to be chefs): Elizabeth David, Julia Child, Nigella Lawson, Nigel Slater, Madhur Jaffrey, Raymond Blanc. I love cooking. My mother, grandmother and my beloved departed Dad are and were great cooks, in their own wonderful way. Thanks, dear family for the inspiration. Learning new and better ways of preparing food for enjoying and sharing is why I joined bakespace.