Books for Cooks in London’s Notting Hill was founded in 1983 by Heidi Lascelles a very forward thinking lady, who guessed the enormous role that food was to play in our lives. Writer Celia Brooks recommended me for the role of Books for Cooks cook after I assisted her in Divertimenti cooking school. BFC was a family and where I first tried my hand at cooking for large numbers and teaching. Eric and Rosie were fabulous mentors and the structure of shopping locally every morning and cooking everything from scratch from different cookbooks taught me so much about real, authentic food. Everyday at BFC was different because we were always trying new things.