Ludlow Food Festival

5 Minutes With Claire Thomson

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Claire is a Bristol-based chef, Guardian food columnist, author of The Five O'Clock Apron cookbook – based on her daily 5pm dinner recipe tweets – along with three other cookbooks. She is also family food ambassador for the National Trust and co-founder on the children’s food entertainment website , Table of Delights

Claire Thomson

Five Mins With...Claire Thomson 

What are you most looking forward to at Ludlow Food Festival? 

Cooking alongside Rachel Roddy and Matt my husband. I think the 3 of us will be dynamite in the kitchen. Expect fried things, some pasta and more. Good wine too.  

What’s your top tip for seasonal produce in September? 

Local. I grew up in Shropshire so know well enough what ace produce the region offers. Ludlow in particular is chocca with terrific produce.  

What’s your best food hack/top shortcut? Too many to list here. Follow my Instagram or buy my books to find out more… The Art of the Larder in particular.  

The Art of the Larder 

What’s your store cupboard essential/the one ingredient you couldn’t live without? 

Olive oil, probably comes in 2nd after my mortgage for household expenditure! 

What’s your current favourite recipe? 

With this heatwave, it’s mostly a jumble of fresh ingredients in a bowl, more of an assembly job than any real recipe.  

Claire Thomson



Keywords: Clare Thomson, Five O'Clock Apron, Guardian Food, Table of Delights