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Warm Mushroom and Cavolo Nero Salad with Parmesan and Croutons From Dame Charlotte Pike – a gorgeous warm Winter salad. Serves 4 Ingredients   250g mixed mushrooms cleaned100ml extra virgin…

Lockdown Life

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At the very moment lockdown was officially announced my partner and I were driving back from a long day trying to gather supplies.

Before, During and Now

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News was just starting to filter through about the virus in China and a few cases had been reported in the UK. It didn’t seem a big deal . . .

What I did on my lockdown

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As a bakery school teacher, sharing the love of baking at London’s Bread Ahead Bakery School, my professional life suddenly took an unexpected turn when Covid-19 struck.

A Letter from the President

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Writing in July 2020, it seems that never before have the aims of LDE International (LDEI) been more relevant. I know that, for many in our current membership, these last few months have shaken the very foundations of our professional lives. . .

Me and my COVID


Valentina Harris is a founder of the LDEL chapter and was the first President. Her culinary career as a chef, writer, restaurant owner, teacher, culinary tour guide and stylist (to name just a few of her roles) spans decades.