I love cooking. I love eating. I love growing food. I keep hens. I’ve got an ever-expanding cookery book collection, a spice rack to die for and an FBI pinny (long story).
I’m a food writer and journalist/presenter. I’ve worked in broadcasting for much of my life but more importantly in the context of this blog I’m a home cook with a passion for good food. Every recipe here has been tried and tested.
I think it’s important to know the source of what I’m putting on my plate and in my stomach. If it doesn’t actually come from our own back yard I try to buy local and I’m fortunate in having some extraordinarily good food producers on my doorstep here in East Anglia. That’s the bulgy bit on the east of England, for those not in the know. The bit with no motorways.
This blog is a celebration of (mostly) seasonal food and I hope an opportunity to share some of my culinary discoveries and passions. So if you’re of a like mind, I invite you to loosen your belt, hide your bathroom scales, tuck in your bib and join me in Mrs Portly’s Kitchen …
Before I go – a note on the recipes. I see recipes as guidelines, so feel free to adapt to your personal taste, but I’ve tried to be as accurate and specific as possible for people who prefer not to go off piste.
And the ethical bit: I don’t take money for endorsements (so please don’t ask) and if I say something is good it’s because I genuinely think that it is. I don’t monetise this blog, indeed I pay extra so that you as the reader aren’t bombarded with unwanted ads. This is a labour of love.
I do however labour for lucre elsewhere. If you’d like to commission me as a food and features writer, recipe developer or event compere, or to ask me to give a talk to your group, please check out the Ask Mrs Portly page for contact details.
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