Monday, 21 January 2013

Food Glorious Food

With Hollywood finished, and Old Friends resting I'm very excited to be revisiting a much-loved project I started last year - I've been waiting ages for the right time to give it the love and attention that it deserves.

My heroine was inspired by the warm glow on the faces of cookery show contestants - the pure, unadulterated pleasure of seeing someone love something you've created. I wanted to explore how this love of food, and love of pleasing people might fit into a relationship, and my heroine blossomed onto the page. I knew exactly the man who would challenge and push and irritate her, and the sparks started to fly as soon as I got them into a room together!

So for the coming weeks, or months, or however long it takes to do their story justice, I'm going to be exploring the relationship between food and love. Because as Virginia Woolf said: 'One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.'

Ellie x