I was born in a village called Norton–le-Moors in Stoke-on-Trent, and although I have lived in London for the past 25 years I still visit ‘home’ to see mum and dad and to attend the annual ‘Heroes Awards’ – an event now run by Port Vale FC to celebrate local unsung heroes.
I’m very proud of The Potteries – proud of its long and glorious history and of the spirit and generosity of the people.
Staffordshire Oatcakes are unique and delicious and when I visit Norton they are usually the first dish on the menu.
My favourite Oatcakes are filled with vegan cheese and accompanied by mushrooms, tomatoes and fake bacon.
‘Lobby’ is a local dish – a kind of stew made up of the week’s leftovers!
A variety of ceramic pieces I made at school. Pottery was definitely my favourite subject.
Vegan Afternoon Tea at Wedgwood’s; a real treat.