To paraphrase Mick Jagger, please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a woman of little wealth and lots of taste. By day, I’m a London-based freelance journalist.
By night, I’m a secret amateur baker. One of the main reasons that I started this site was to spare my Facebook friends and Twitter followers from the barrage of photos of Things That I Have Baked. While members of my immediate family and my more kitchen-savvy mates probably love to hear about my culinary adventures, I’ve no doubt that many of my pals find these cookery updates tedious beyond belief. Now, they can rest assured that any cookery updates will appear on my blog rather than clogging up their precious news feed.
The other reason that I started London Baking is the fact that there aren’t very many cookery blogs around that I actually like, with a few notable exceptions (step forward, Bake and Destroy). Although we all like a good cupcake, the current craze for all things pink and flowery is getting a bit twee for my liking. My blog is designed to offer a London-tinged insight into my love of cooking as well as the origins and techniques behind some of my favourite recipes, without boring you to tears by banging on about pink cupcakes*, morning, noon and night.
In short, I like to cook and I have a penchant for retro, rum and rock ‘n’ roll, rather than flowers, doilies and all things girly.
* I will sometimes write about cupcakes. But they won’t be pink. Well, not always…
Thanks for reading,
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