Your food always looks really beautiful, is that influenced by your love of fashion and photography or is there more to it?
We care very much about the presentation, concentrating on colour, texture and flavour – it’s one of the most important things to think about when menu planning, from an individual dish to the whole spread.
You’re big fans of seasonal food, what are your favourites for the holiday season and why?
Love a parsnip – the ‘marmite’ of root vegetables. A vegetable that is very much related to a roast and not much else. It’s actually very versatile and you can even use it in baking – goes well in a banana bread, believe it or not. We have a few different soup recipes – the fav being roasted with chilli and garlic, then topped with goats curd and crispy pancetta.
What are the most important ingredients for the perfect Christmas party?
Cocktails, music and high heels!
Is there such a thing as a healthy Christmas dinner? Or is Quality Street a must?
Over-indulgence is a must – too much champagne and chocolates, always helped with a blast of cold air on a good walk. I don’t however see Christmas dinner as unhealthy – you’re getting your 5-a-day in one meal, if you help yourself to all the sides.