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World Baking Day 17 May 2022

A special day for sharing the book launch video and refining the Brownie recipe ready for the next on-line demo.   Did you try anything different or new?   Perhaps, next year, we can make more of the international event. Talking…

Celebrate the power of food on World Baking Day

Hampshire’s Penny Melville-Brown is whipping up a batch of brownies to mark World Baking Day on 17 May. The delicious cakes will feature in her next on-line demonstration for other visually impaired people across the county in June. Author of…

Celebrate the power of food on World Baking Day

Hampshire’s Penny Melville-Brown is whipping up a batch of brownies to mark World Baking Day on 17 May. The delicious cakes will feature in her next on-line demonstration for other visually impaired people across the county in June. Author of…

Little things….

It must be over a year since the essential plate warmer on my venerable and near-vintage cooker gave up the ghost.   Of course, in this throw-away economy, getting a replacement part was impossible.   What manufacturer expects wildly expensive kit to…

Easy Roast Lunch

  Book promotion, press releases and interviews  www.pennymelvillebrown.com has been at the core of my activities over the last week or so, so actual cooking on-line was rather a treat: Roast Lunch Baking Session 11th April: Roast Lunch Baking Session…

My Sprout

  It was supposed to be a term of endearment for the sous-chef: that lithe sprite.   Have I mentioned it before?   I can’t remember and there’s the rub.   One of the enduring problems since the accident is a bit of…

My Sprout

  It was supposed to be a term of endearment for the sous-chef: that lithe sprite.   Have I mentioned it before?   I can’t remember and there’s the rub.   One of the enduring problems since the accident is a bit of…

Hot off the Press

Five years from concept to delivery: this week, I’ve finally published the book.” A cook’s tour: Baking Blind goes global” is now out worldwide on Kindle and Amazon via their in-country weblinks.   It’s the tale of cooking across six continents,…

Meringue-made-easy

No recent transmission due to totally unexpected family bereavement.   Now trying to move on. The sous-chef delivered a super talk on his time during the Falklands conflict (Operation Corporate) for the Wickham Society as the 40th anniversary approaches. My book…

“It came away in my hand, Chief.” How well I remember that standard Royal Navy response to anything that got broken. You may recall smug tales of filling 5 litre bags of home-made grape juice last summer.   They have worked…

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