"Because of my knowledge of Country House rules and cooking (English Fayre cookery, traditional cooking,
Escoffier, and Careme (earlier period). I have also become accustomed with Mrs Beeton's cookbook. I am always
trying to utilize as little as possible technologies for food preparation."
"I have a book about the old traditions of cookery, the fundamental basics. The book has encouraged me to use marinades,
which were used to preserve meats, with the addition of salting fishes and other methods. It gives me an insight into
the world of service."
"I have created breakfasts, breads, tarts, pies, tea cakes, petit fours, etc, in the traditional way, making sure of not
cutting corners, which is very difficult with modern technology. To do this I had to change my pattern of work,
adjusting my timing for the good running of a house."
"I have good knowledge of some good old traditional dishes - I've found enjoyment re-arranging the recipes, and I've
also experience using period utensils and putting them to good use with great care and respect."
"I can imagine the difficulties that lie ahead, which make me very curious and quite intrigued."
"I would hope to fulfil one of my dreams by building a meal in the style of Babette's Feast, gain the experience of
living as an Edwardian Cook in service to a well to do family, gain the sharpening of my instincts, which have been
eroded by modern conditions gain a wealth of experience in social behaviour both above and below stairs in addition
to some unforgettable memories."