Hello and welcome to my little online place. Stories from the Stove will now function as an archived book of recipes and stories instead of an updating blog. I still occasionally post but in an ad hoc way. Thank you for stopping by.
About me: I am originally from Devon but have spent quite a few years living in other places, namely LA, Italy (when I was younger) and Spain, as well as a fair bit of time in London and its environs – this will hopefully explain some of the things I write about.
As a child, we kept goats and lived in a converted convent in Ottery St. Mary. While there, I ate my fair share of clotted cream, brandy butter and hairy goat’s milk. I worked as a cook for a count and countess in Venice in my late teens which ruined me for life. After a degree in Italian I then trained to be an actor. I write about food, gardening, swimming, the sea, books and whatever else is occurring to me. I think I am obsessed with water in all its guises, and also long walks, hills, and wearing shapeless jumpers. All photos are my own, unless otherwise stated. Please contact me on email@example.com.