I write my books myself - my books are not ghost written. I also cook all the food for the photos in my books at home where it's much more relaxing than in a studio. I cook on my domestic oven and hobs so you know that cooking times will work. The first book I ever worked on was Keith Floyd's The Best of Floyd, for Michael Joseph in 1995. I'm credited as home economist - which basically means I cooked all the recipes we photographed and gave advice on things that seemed a little strange with the recipes. It was an interesting experience and it made me keen to write my own book one day. Which was exactly what happened next.