Natalie Coleman won BBC One's MasterChef 2013, proving to 6.5 million viewers that 'the girl from Hackney done good' with her trademark down-to-earth food. Now, the former accountant and techno DJ has ditched the 9 to 5, hung up the headphones and entered the world of cooking full-time. In the wake of her win, Natalie has worked in the kitchens of Le Gavroche (with Michel Roux Jr), Viajante (with Nuno Mendes), St. John (with Fergus Henderson) and The Hand & Flowers (with Tom Kerridge). Natalie has appeared live on Channel 4's What's Cooking?, Radio 4's Midweek with Libby Purves, and Steve Wright in the Afternoon on Radio 2, and has given cooking demos to huge audiences at the Good Food Shows in Birmingham, Glasgow and London.
Natalie Coleman won MasterChef 2013 with a Scotch egg, and ever since she's been showcasing the same fresh, fun, down-to-earth cooking that made her a star. Now, she shows you how to do it too, guiding you through easy techniques and mouth-watering recipes that are the secret to her fantastic food. With chapters on grilling, baking and frying, as well as freezing, preserving, salt-baking and cooking in a bag, Natalie proves that great food is built on easy, reliable techniques that produce impressive, enviable results every time. Natalie's recipes include: Jerk Chicken; Homemade Salt Beef; Nan's Famous Corned Beef Pie; Confit Duck with Pomegranate Salad; Green Peppercorn Squid; Aubergine Bhajis; Salt-baked Pil Pil Prawns; Pimms Lollipops; Basil Ice Cream with Pink Peppercorn Strawberries; Orange Olive Oil Cake; and, of course, her trademark Scotch Eggs, including chorizo and mackerel variations.