Hello! I’m Angharad and I write Eating for England, where I share delicious, simple recipes made from scratch with fresh ingredients and a focus on cooking seasonally where possible.
I grew up in the U.K. but I’ve lived in the U.S. for most of my twenties, first in Austin, TX and now in Minneapolis, where I live with my lovely husband Dan. I work in the non-profit arts sector and when I’m not baking or blogging, you’ll find me riding my bicycle, looking for a lake to swim in, a cabin to stay in, or a hike to go on.
I’ve always loved food but was never much into the cooking or baking side of things, rather it was the eating I liked. Since moving to Minneapolis six years ago, food and cooking have become a major part of my life. In 2009, I began Eating for England to share my culinary adventures.
I also blog about books, art, food, travel, and all the good things in life on my other blog, Sixes and Sevens.
So you’re British? Why do you live in Minneapolis?
Yep, I’m from the U.K. but after university and some backpacking I moved to Minneapolis to be with my dude. We have lived here together for six years. You might also want to read this. And this.
Why “Eating for England”?
Growing up, if we were ravenous my friends and I would say, “I’m so hungry I could eat for England!” as in, if eating were a competitive sport, I could compete for my country. I guess it mostly implies a big appetite. Also, since I’m an English lady living and cooking in the U.S. it seemed apropos of my situation.
What kind of food will I find here? Is everything British?
While I do have some classically British recipes on this site and love making them, that’s not the focus of this blog. I’m happiest making and eating fresh, simple, and (mostly) healthy meals and I like sharing how easy that can be to achieve. You’ll find cakes and cookies galore since I love to bake but I also try to focus on sharing lots of whole food, plant-based recipes, since that’s the way I eat most. I feel strongly about animal welfare and sourcing local, sustainable, and organically-raised meat and dairy, and any recipes featuring those things will use the best ingredients I can find in regards to those priorities. It’s a way of eating that makes me incredibly happy and I hope that shines through in this blog and inspires you to eat in a way that makes you feel good too.
Are these your recipes?
Some of the recipes are originals although most are adapted from other sources. Usually I’ll get an idea in my mind of what I want to achieve and then adapt a recipe from several other sources to come up with what works best for me. I always list my source if the recipe is a direct adaptation.
What about the pictures?
I take photos using either a hand-me-down Canon EOS 20D my father-in-law gave me, a Panasonic Lumix, or occasionally my iPhone. If a picture wasn’t taken by me, which is rare, I’ll note the source.
Are you a trained cook/baker?
Nope. This blog is about my personal experience of cooking, baking, and eating. I read a lot of cookbooks and other food blogs and have learned most of what I know through trial and error.
Can I email you?
Sure! If you’re interested in contacting me for freelance writing, advertising on Eating for England, or if you have questions about a recipe, click here.
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