Lucy’s food is the type of cooking we all want to eat. We met Lucy the way we meet a lot of people in Sheen, at our restaurant! We lover her sense of humour and her approachable food. We love her cocktail Friday recipes, too. “Gin is her tipple” after all. Meet Lucy!
Name: Lucy Kellet
Originally from: “I grew up in Eastbourne so had a blissful seaside based childhood eating a lot of fish and chips, Mr Whippy’s and hot doughnuts from the end of Eastbourne pier.”
Lives now: East Sheen “For the last 14 years and have no intention of ever leaving!”
Day Job: I am also PA to the boss of a caterer and party organiser. I am surrounded by food at work as well as at home, there’s no escape.
Hobby: Food Blogger
What’s the story behind your food blogging passion? I started Lucy Loves (check out her blog HERE!) because I got fed up writing out my recipes for friends and family and it escalated from there. I love inspiring people to cook and to try new things. The recipes aren’t cheffy, they’re wholesome, simple and most of them are what my family and I love to eat.
You try a new recipe and it doesn’t turn out, what will you do? Still eat it probably! I hate waste and will pretty much eat anything. But I would never post anything I haven’t had success with on the blog, I just delete the photos and move on!
Strangest assignment/thing you have written about? Last year I got asked to take part in Beat the Chef on Channel 4. It was a nerve wracking experience and someone on Twitter said I spoke as though I had a rod up my bottom!
Name an ingredient you won’t cook with? Okra, it’s the only thing I won’t eat, it has a weird sliminess to it.
Top ingredients you like to use/why you use them? I love condensed milk for making no churn ice cream and Sriracha is fantastic for anything from Poke salmon bowls to adding it to maple syrup to serve with waffles and fried chicken.
And on a side note, Salad Cream is a very underrated condiment. It doesn’t have the lofty status of mayonnaise and people rarely admit they like it because it has slightly, dare I say, lower class connotations. It is, however, bloody delicious and I don’t care who knows it. Salad Cream maketh a fish finger sandwich, I think the expression goes. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.
Baking yea or nay? Always yea, I bake at least 4 or 5 times a week. Mainly for friends and family, but invariably I end up eating it myself. I love taking sweet treats as hostess gifts and all my friends have their own personal favourites.
What would you like to eat for your last meal and with whom? I love an old school Italian Veal Milanese and, wow, this is hard to choose, but I’d probably like to eat it with the late John Hughes. His 80’s Brat Pack films were a huge part of my teenage years. Or Chris Pratt, because he’s hot and hilarious.
Which country’s cuisine do you most like to eat and why? I adore American food. We are huge burger and fried chicken fans and their cake and dessert recipes are to die for. And the portions are always huge which suits my permanently hungry husband and grown up sons.
Savoury or sweet? Both, is that allowed? Like Pickle and Rye bacon, pancakes and maple syrup or pineapple on a pizza.
Favourite recipe on the blog? It changes all the time, but I love this Red Lentil Curry It’s an old recipe, but I come back to it time and time again. It’s beyond simple and makes so much you can eat it all week!
When you aren’t food blogging you are…. Drinking and eating?!
Recipies we LOVE on Lucy’s blog:
American Strawberry Shortcakes