Brilliant sunshine is streaming into the kitchen of Davina McCall’s house in Kent when she rockets into the room with effusive apologies for having kept us waiting. She is exactly how she appears on TV – a force of nature, hugely warm and with an enthusiasm that’s contagious. Fresh from the huge success of her Channel 4 documentary Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause, she flits from one subject to the next at huge speed before collapsing into a squishy sofa.
Celebrity AGA Owners
Known for her talent for upcycling, Sarah Moore, presenter of the BBC’s Money for Nothing, used her passion for rescuing discarded everyday items to create a beautiful family home…
We catch up with the renowned chef to chat about art, life in the kitchen and AGA cooking.
Much has been written about Tom Sellers. How he left his working-class roots in Nottingham to work under some of the world’s most famous chefs, including Tom Aikens, Thomas Keller at the French Laundry in Yountville, and René Redzepi at Noma in Copenhagen. How he returned to London to open his first restaurant, Story, when he was just 25 and was awarded his first Michelin star just six months later before gaining his second in 2021.
We dropped in on Sassy to take a look at her gorgeous kitchen and find out what she’s been cooking on her new AGA ...
Saskia Gregson-Williams and her boyfriend, Ed, were splitting their time between Los Angeles and the UK before they decided to move back permanently because they were concerned about the impact travel has on the environment.
For more than 16 years Daisy Lowe has been at the forefront of the fashion industry and is well known for her commitment to body positivity and promoting a healthy lifestyle. She’s starred in major campaigns for designers including Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs, is the author of a well-received cookery book, was a competitor on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and is a keen activist on environmental issues. We caught up with her in her gorgeous new kitchen…
TV presenter Ben Hillman has spent the past year renovating the Sussex house he shares with his wife, Gaby, and his daughters, Hope Blossom, who is four, and two-year-old Honour Willow. Ben’s TV career began in an unusual way when he entered a competition on ITV’s This Morning back in 2010. Billed as The Next Big Thing, the producers were looking for someone with design flair and a talent for presenting. Ben’s mother was
adamant he should have a go.
It’s a sunny spring morning and we’ve dropped in to see talented chef and food writer Ben Tish at the east London home he shares with his wife, Nykeeta, and their French Bulldog, Piglet, who is full of bounce and character. We find Ben in his new kitchen. So new, in fact, that the builders are finishing touching up the paint on the wall above the sink as we chat.
Paul Hollywood is happy and relaxed when he shows me round his new kitchen.
I must have interviewed Mary Berry at least a dozen times and, in a world that seems full of odd twists and turns, there’s something comforting about the cosy domesticity at which she excels. She looks completely at home in her new kitchen, even though she and her husband, Paul, have not yet moved in but have spent the odd night there. Mary is looking to the future, says she is not at all nostalgic about the past and has no qualms about leaving her home of 29 years.
When I ask Marcus Bean how he describes himself, he replies that he is a “chef and dad” and that about sums up his two passions in life: food and family. He lives with his wife Jenny and their children Ella, Ava and Taia in a gorgeous farmhouse in an idyllic village in Shropshire from where the couple run the Brompton Cookery School and B&B. I visit them on a sunny autumn day and the house is a hive of activity.