'I have always adored food; the social aspect, the contentment, the surprise after that first bite and the discovery, but mostly because it brings people together. It encourages community!'
As a child I was tremendously healthy, unintentionally staying away from ice cream and sweets - I was more a ‘salad sandwich and a punnet of raspberries please Mum’ kinda gal (although I’d never EVER say no to Nutella. Ever). Nowadays, things have changed a little bit.
As much as I still love a fresh salad sandwich on crusty bread, I now find myself sprinkling a touch of icing sugar over those raspberries and absolutely ad
I have discovered another realm by acquiring somewhat of a sweet tooth, or perhaps even a romance with all things dessert (everything in moderation though)!
I live to eat quality, fresh, honest produce that isn’t mass produced, full of artificial ‘this that and the other’ and i'm not even fussed if it doesn't look pretty on a plate (well, sometimes anyway). It’s gotta be real and I want to know where it came from! I pride myself on creating simple, homely, genuine meals and desserts. After all, who wants to complicate perfection?!
My Kitchen Rules was the perfect spring board to encourage me to follow my passion for edible adventures and in doing so lead me to other opportunities like Dancing with the Stars, becoming a host with the Seven Network and filming a series of cooking and etiquette webisodes with Yahoo7 Be, navigating the African jungle on I’m A Celebrity, hosting a number #1 radio show for the HIT Network Gawndy and Ash Pollard on Sea FM as well as having just released my very own cooking show Foodie Adventures with Ash Pollard on Channel Ten. Join me on my ever changing expedition!