I met the absolutely delightful Melanie Smith, Global Pastry Chef at FFI (Food Fund International) at the Pink Truffle Making Class at The Meat Co (read all about it here).
Chef Melanie arguably has the sweetest job in the world! As the Global Pastry Chef for all the restaurant brands under the FFI umbrella, Melanie has a tightly packed schedule involving travelling countries and cooking up dessert masterpieces with her team.
Read on about Chef Melanie’s enviably sweet journey (and she has even shared a very special recipe for Mulled Wine with us for Christmas!).
Hello darlings! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and had your fill of all the festive delights.
At Christmas time, I usually feel quite home-sick. I miss a good old Kiwi Christmas and all its trimmings.
However, I got lucky this year! My good friend Hema and I go back a long time. She used to live in New Zealand too, and unlike me, has a major passion for cooking. When she heard of my yearning for a Kiwi Christmas, she made it her mission to recreate one right here in the UAE. How blessed am I with a friend like Hema!
And lucky you… Hema has agreed to share some of her prized recipes here. Read on!