I'll try to be brief in my introduction. Started "playing with food" when I was 13, (because Mum hated it), left school and home to become a "home economist", opened a restaurant at 18 at a university, and didn't like it, so studied Nutrition and Marketing to supplement. Worked with our Olympic athletes, then the Heart Foundation and then freelance, (and numerous food and non-food jobs), before relocating to the US. I've written 17 cookbooks and have a radio show, Slow Living Radio, all about telling other people's stories. In a nutshell!