Thursday, 1 May 2014

May 2014 - Sharon Loving - The Ginger Baker Longridge


     Sharon Loving - The Ginger Baker Longridge.

Meet Sharon Loving , The Ginger Baker who is this month's featured foodie. Sharon is a talented Gluten Free baker and owner of The Ginger Baker cafe / tea room in Longridge. Check out our recent post on her newly opened cafe.

Sharon is a gluten free baker who has become a feature of the Lancashire Food scene supplying a wide range of tasty treats direct to customers and through various quality outlets and now her own venue too.

Here's her answers to our questions.
·  What is your favourite cookery or food book or publication ?
I have two bibles,  Laduree  Paris ‘Sucre’  and ‘The Golden Book Of Chocolate’

·   What sentence sums up Lancashire Food to you ?
An entire meal on your doorstep, vegetables, meat, fish, bread cakes all on your doorstep.

·   If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you like to be ?
I’m a trained organic horticulturist, so that would be my backup career

·       ·   Which piece of kit could you not do without ?
My Microwave for melting chocolate

·        · Who would join you at your ultimate dinner party and why?
My In Laws Enid and James – amazing adventurous cooks, they opened my eyes to the world of ingredients, how many ways to cook venison and how many ways to pickle vegetables

·       ·   What advice would you give to your younger self ?
Be patient, it will happen

·       ·   Describe your style in three words
Pretty - Unique - Flavoursome

·      ·    What was your latest foodie gadget purchase 
       My Lovely vintage green Kitchen Aid

·        · What is your greatest achievement to date ?
My Glutenfree  Tearoom ‘The Ginger Baker’, it’s been many years in the planning.

·        · What is the worst mistake you have made ?

I once covered a vegan cake in normal chocolate and didn’t realise until I woke up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. I got a lovely card saying it was the most amazing cake she’d ever eaten.

·       ·   Tell us a secret about yourself ? may be something we wouldn’t expect !

I was interviewed to present a gardening programme on a well-known channel but fell ill and had to have major surgery, so that was put on the back burner. I also had a glass of champagne with John Hurt when we sat together at a movie premier, in my late teens. We chatted for a while and I just thought he was a strange old man – no idea who he was :)

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