About me


Hi, I’m Mary!

Brentwood

I am a home economist, food and nutrition teacher and restaurateur. I’ve been involved in teaching people from ages 5 upwards to cook, and owned my own restaurant for 22 years. Over the years, I have done one to one tuition, taught exam students, catered for wedding functions, and done many food demonstrations all over the country to groups of 20 to 400 on many types of cuisine. I was one of the first people in the UK to use and demonstrate microwave oven use and produced a recipe book in the 1980's.

My specialities


Photo of Sausage and onion plait

Italian

Serves: 8

50min

Sausage and onion plait

Quick and exquisite dinner.

Book
  • 200g plain flour

  • 150g margarine

  • 500g sausage meat

  • 1 large onion

  • 3 eggs

  • Tsp mixed herbs

Photo of Gateau St Honore

French

Serves: 8-10

60min

Gateau St Honore

A spectacular French dessert.

Book
  • 125g plain flour

  • 50g margarine

  • 250ml water

  • Pate Sucre

  • 200g plain flour

  • 125g butter

  • 25g sugar

  • 1 egg

  • Pastry cream

  • 250ml milk

  • 1 egg

  • 50g sugar

  • 25g flour

  • Vanilla essence

  • 100g chocolate

Photo of Meringue roulade

Italian

Serves: 4

60min

Meringue roulade

A delicious chewy and creamy dessert.

Book
  • 3 eggs

  • 75g caster sugar

  • 250ml mild double cream

  • 200g of fresh fruit (e.g. strawberries, raspberries)