On Sunday, Joan Noble interviewed Anne Shooter.
If you missed the event, you can view the recording here.
Anne Shooter had been a journalist at the Daily Mail for almost 20 years when she decided to follow her passion for cooking and train to be a chef at Leith’s School of Food and Wine at the age of 40. Since then she has had two cookery books published, Sesame & Spice – a book of Jewish baking – and Cherish, a collection of Jewish recipes from family, friends and communities all over the world.
Her recipes span from traditional Jewish food, often with its roots in Eastern Europe, to more modern creations, using spices and ingredients more in line with those used in Israel and other parts of the Middle East. All of her dishes are quick, simple and foolproof: As a working wife and mum she has no interest in food that needs hard-to-find ingredients or takes too long to prepare!
While cooking remains a huge passion and a third book is in the offing, Anne is a senior executive in the Mail and Metro newspaper group advertising team. She lives in north London with her husband Daniel, a solicitor, two teenage daughters, Charlotte and Jessica and large labradoodle, Rufus.