Some like it hot...

Some like it hotter!      

Some like it hot...

Some like it hotter

TTaste Chilli Oil

Cooking dinner parties for friends and family is my passion.  I’m always thinking about and trying out new recipes.  Watching cookery programmes is another joyful hobby for me. 

The BBC, along with Michelin-star chef Gary Rhodes selected me to be one of two companions for the TV Show “Rhodes Across China”.  Chosen from hundreds of applicants, I spent 5 weeks traveling to 8 cities, including Shanghai, Beijing and Guillin in the West of China.  I was able to pick up a lot of local knowledge from this great opportunity.

 It was my first time ever in mainland China. I loved every minute – what could be better for me than food and travel combined?  Everywhere I visited gave me special moments, but my favourite was in Chengdu, the City of Spice in the Sichuan Province.  The variety of chilli in the markets was amazing.  The food we tried was all delicious, unique and hot.

Filming a hot pot evening, I saw a little girl of about the age of 5, chewing on a fresh chilli like it was an ice lolly!  Extraordinary moments like this helped create my special chilli oils.