My Mother has always been an amazing cook, she encouraged me as a child to bake with her as well as teaching me to make all of the basics from scratch – I still do a mean chilli con carne! I’ve such fond memories of licking the bowl as the Victoria sponge mix went in to the tin and salivating as I waited for the cake to rise in the oven. I loved the magic of how a few simple ingredients would transform into something which not only smelt and tasted extraordinary but also looked so incredibly beautiful.
Although my Mum did cook for our family, my parents also had a business which required them to travel the world and entertaining clients meant they often ate out. I was fortunate enough to dine with them at some unforgettable restaurants, pubs, tucked away eateries (best kept secrets known only to the locals) and from a young age learnt about fine dining.
Food has always excited me. The journey of reading the words on a menu and picturing in your mind how that plate of food might look, smell and taste. Then it arrives at your table and the clever chef who’s designed and made this piece of art completely blows your mind with their creation. It’s entirely fascinating. It’s not just fine dining and Michelin starred restaurants that impress me though, one of my quests on my food journey is to find the perfect burger, if there is such a thing?!
I am a 36 year old woman living in the outskirts of a town called Pershore in the Worcestershire countryside. My passion for food and burgers (as well as a few friends) has inspired me to start my food blog ‘Pershore Patty’. I’ll be posting simple recipes that I cook at home with my fiancé, updates on our visits to food places both locally and during my travels… and of course photos of my lovely burgers! Please feel free to ‘like’ and leave comments on my posts and hope you enjoy my foodie blog.
Thank you for reading x
Victoria Ellen Cronin