So….did you see it!?
Leslie Jordan, (Will & Grace) with one of my cookies.
Photo Courtesy of Claire Sutton of Things We Make
We were thrilled be asked to appear on Good Food’s “Market Kitchen: Big Adventures” which aired last night, and is repeated again today at 3pm and on Sunday at 8am (Sky 249, Sky HD 283 and Virgin 260). The programme has spent all this week featuring the very best of Derbyshire Food and Drink, and I was to be seen at home here at Quirky Towers, baking my now famous cookies and telling the story of how I set up the business, Quirky Cookies & Cakes, 18 months ago.
I had such fun doing the filming. It was really interesting to see the care and attention that goes into such a short piece of film. After the VT insert was filmed I had to send some cookies down to the studio for a “taste test”. This was the most nerve-wracking part of the show for me. Even though I know my cookies have always got a fabulous reception, I was still nervous of how my baking (which is all self-taught) would stand up to tasting by professional chefs and food critics.
Well, I needn’t have worried as they all LOVED them!
It felt like a bit of a Duffield special episode, as I was pleased to see Steve Croot from Croots Farm Shop also appearing on the same episode. You can see more of Steve, and my friend Claire who writes the simply marvellous “Things We Make” blog in tonight’s programme, which airs at 7pm.
And the best bit? Well, two really. Firstly, the approval of fabulous food critic Tim Haywood , and secondly, Mr Quirky, watching with me last night, and telling me I reminded him of Delia!!!!!