My year of food began on the 4th of January. I have no idea why but I have had an insatiable appetite to be surrounded by all things 'food'. I graduated form Medical Science to then start work in the food industry and now I just can't seem to get enough. Tonight took to me to the book launch of Manu Feildel's debut cook book 'Manu's French Kitchen'. I found Manu charming since I first visited the set of Ready Steady Cook in 2008. He seems such a friendly, honest character and I have been so happy to see the success he has found with My Kitchen Rules. His bistro L'Etoile in Paddington has fantastic food and is such an easy walk from my apartment. Flipping through his book I was so pleased to see many references to his son and his heritage, he brings a real sense of family throughout his cooking. I'm very much looking forward to Manu's take on Beef Cheek Bourguignon, I was first hooked with Julia Child's recipe after watching Julie & Julia and it will be interesting to see how it goes.
My new new year resolution: Eat my way through Italy