Food writer and editor
This was the first recipe book I ever cooked from. Oh my 9th birthday my mum gave me her copy, which she herself had been given on the same birthday many years before. You can tell what pages we cooked from because they are often glued together with spilt honey or golden syrup! I love cookbooks that are tattered and splattered; like falling-apart teddy bears, you know it's because they've been loved.
Just because this was the first cookbook I was given... aged nine. Warm, sweet and happy memories of baking. Every page filled with nostalgia... if you can prize them apart!