Friday 27 March 2009

Awards & Press

The Guild of Food Writers Awards 2014 - Winner of Food Blog of the Year
The SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards 2014 - Winner of Best Use of Video (Readers' Choice)
The Guild of Food Writers Awards 2013 - Shortlisted for Food Blog of the Year
The Guild of Food Writers Awards 2012 - Winner of Food Blog of the Year
Cosmopolitan UK Blog Awards 2012 - Winner of Best Food Blog
The SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards 2012 - Finalist for Best Baking and Desserts Blog
Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2012 - Finalist for Food Portraiture
Maltesers Recipe Competition 2010 - Winner for Malteser Layer Cake

Features & Mentions
Elle Decoration - The Art of Eating in: 3 of the Best... Food Bloggers {image} (May 2015)
Waitrose Kitchen - The Young Ones: 2015's most talented young bakers {first spread, recipe page} (March 2015)
The Telegraph - Stella Magazine, The Knowledge: How to Start a Food Blog {online, print image} (13 July 2014)
Blogosphere Magazine - Recipes: Poires au Chocolat {page one, page two} (Issue 1, Oct 2013)
Corriere della Sera - 'Il mio segreto è nascosto tra la panna e il Medioevo' {page one, page two} (4th Oct 2013)
Waitrose Kitchen - Bookmark this Blog {image} (August 2013 issue)
Cakes & Sugarcraft Magazine - Baker's Blog {image} (Issue 120, February 2013)
The Guardian - How to Cook the Perfect Yule Log {cover & article image}(13 December 2012)
Cosmopolitan UK - The 12 Hottest Trends for 2013 {image} (January 2013 issue)
Making Cakes and Bakes Magazine - Top 5 Blogs {image} (Christmas Issue 2012)
The Simple Things Magazine - A Weekend Treat {image} (Issue 3, Nov 2012)
delicious. Magazine - Blog We Love {image}(September Issue 2012)
Fork Magazine - Blog Roll {image}(May/June Issue 2012)

Yahoo Food - Cake of the Day - Malteser Layer Cake (February 2015)
Buzzfeed - 11 Recipes for Bookworms Who Love to Eat (April 2014) - Flavoured Breads (April 2014)
Rocket & Squash - Supplemental #5, #8 & #12 (March 2014)
Food News Journal - Best of the Blogs: Foundations no.9 - Yeast (22 November 2013) - Foodies 2.0 (November 2013)
Huffington Post - Recipes Inspired by our Favourite Books - Seed Cake (November 2013)
The New York Times - Recipe Lab video chat with Julia Moskin and Kevin West: Blueberry Jam (August 2013)
Red Magazine Online - Editor's Choice: Best Food Blogs (August 2013)
The Good Web Guide - Food Blog of the Month (July 2013)
Fiona Beckett's Matching Food and Wine - Part II: What Makes a Great Food Blog? and Part III (July 2013)
Food 52 - Feed 52, Real Hot Cross Buns - also Food 52 Tumblr (March 2013) - Ingredient of the Week: Maple Syrup - previously also on Figs and Apples (March 2013)
Huffington Post - Cinnamon and Sticky Bun Recipes (January 2013)
Fine Cooking - The Most Beautiful Cake in the World (October 2012)
Huffington Post - Pecan Recipes (October 2012)
Desserts for Breakfast - TGIF: In the kitchen with Emma (Aug 2012)
SAVEUR - Sites We Love (June 2012)
BlogEATS - Eton Mess (June 2012)
Jesus College News - Poires au Chocolat wins Award (May 2012)
Foodista - Food Blog of the Day (May 2012)
The Guardian - A New Generation of Student Cooks (Sept 2011)
Food & Wine Finds - Latest Finds (August 2011)
The Kitchn - Delicious Links (July 2011)
SAVEUR - Links We Love (May 2011)
BlogHer - Hot Cross Buns (April 2011)
BBC Food Blog - Making the most of Courgettes (August 2010)
& a few more in various places - thank you all!

Some other pieces I've written...
TOAST Magazine (now At The Table) - Parcel Force, Issue 1, p.99-103 (Nov 2014)
Borough Market - Preserving Summer: Raspberry and Redcurrant Jam (July 2014)
Borough Market - Victoria Sponge (July 2014)
The Telegraph - Apricot and coconut loaf cake (July 2014)
The Telegraph - Choco-caramel sauce recipe for ice cream sundaes (July 2014)
Food 52 - How to Make Homemade Elderflower Cordial, Small Batch column (24 June 2014)
Food 52 - How to Make Kringel at Home, Small Batch column (21 March 2014)
Cup of Jo - Nutella Crêpes (February 2014)
Eat this Poem - Literary City Guide: Oxford (October 2013)
Food52 - Tarta de Santiago, Small Batch column, (19 July 2013)
Sainsbury's Magazine - Treat Time, p.7, 68-70, (March Issue 2013)
The Everygirl - Holiday Desserts - Mince Pies and Homemade Mincemeat (December 2012)
Remedy Quarterly - Tarte aux Noix (Issue 8, 2012)
Beyond Baked Beans - How to Bake A Simple Birthday Cake (November 2011)

Top 10 British Food Blogs You Should Follow - The Culture Trip
Top Food Blogs -
The UK's Top 10 Food Bloggers -
Top 5 Influencers in the UK Food and Drink Industry
Woman & Home's 100 Best Food Blogs
Voilà! The Top 40 French Cooking Blogs
The Top 100 Cooking Blogs for Students

Food Blogger Connect 2015 - 'Blogging 101' lab with David Frenkiel of Green Kitchen Stories. September 25th, 2015.
Food Blogger Connect 5 - 'What Does Successful Blogging Mean, Anyway?', panel with David Lebovitz and Niamh Shields of Eat Like a Girl. July 5th, 2013.

London on a Plate - 5 Minutes with Emma Gardner of Poires au Chocolat (June 2014)
SAVEUR - Meet the 2014 BFBA Winners: Poires au Chocolat (April 2014)
Eat Me Drink Me - Getting to know you... Poires au Chocolat (March 2014)
mbakes - Five Minutes with Emma Gardner from Poires au Chocolat (February 2014)
Zizi's Adventures - Guest Post Interview (June 2013)
West Elm Blog - 4 Questions with Emma Gardner of Poires au Chocolat (December 2012)
60 Seconds for Food Blogger Connect 2011 (April 2011)
On the Spot for The Daring Bakers (February 2010)



I decided a few years ago that I want this blog to be pure recipe posts. I am not a restaurant critic or a product reviewer. Every recommendation is my own - all the cookbooks I use and mention are bought by me, as are all the ingredients. If I mention a restaurant/cafe/shop, I went there of my own accord and paid. I do not accept products (for review or giveaways), press trips, classes/experiences or money for promotion in any situation. I am not linked to any companies and I will never put any form of advertising on the site.



  1. Hey!

    This is a lovely blog, can't wait to try some of these recipes! It's funny to read your story about being without a kitchen for your first year in Oxford. That's exactly what I'm going through now haha! Though cooking illegally in my room on a George Foreman grill has actually been a lot of fun :)And maybe check out my blog if you're interested. Finally, congrats for the recent Guild of Food Writers nomination!!

    Hannah x

  2. I just wanted to let you know I am quite disappointed you didn't win the Saveur blog contest :( I truly think you deserved it most. You are in good company though-often the winners of whatever the competition, election, race, etc. are not the most deserving! Love your blog...Christina

  3. I just found your blog in Pinterest and am so glad I did. I am in awe of your accomplishments (Oxford, cooking, photography) at such a young age. Please keep posting.


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