Shooting Photos for Lazy Day Foods

Food makes me happy. Always has, always will.

Some flavours, smells or recipes bring back memories of past holidays, precious moments or ordinary ones that I would not want to forget. I have flash backs of happy moments whenever I have nectarines (holidays in the South of France), bilberries (picking them in the Alps), pain perdu (we would have French toast once a week when I was little), fondue Savoyarde & raclette (skiing holidays) or crêpes (my whole childhood!).

More recently, some square chocolaty bites have made it to my foodie memory bank. It was when I had reached a low point. Jumpy’s eczema was at its worst. The angry rashes on her face a constant feature and no matter how many ingredients I excluded from her diet, nothing worked. By that time, I had it in my head that she was allergic to water…

My friend Cé came over one evening and proudly offered a packet of cakes I had never heard about for Jumpy. The Lazy Day Foods treats looked way too nice and moreish to be allowed. I checked and rechecked the ingredients, and they were safe (ignoring the ‘Do not guarantee nut free’ warning since they were made in a nut-free factory.)

I am so grateful to Lazy Day Foods for creating those delicious treats for people on exclusion diets. I actually love the rocky road myself, and it is vegan too! I am normally a ‘free from nothing’ kind of person (full fat, full of sugar, full of nuts, full of free-range eggs is normally what I love best).

They did it. I am not sure how but Lazy Day Foods managed to make ‘free from’ taste good. I have written about them a few times already, and no doubt will I write about them again in the future!

When they asked me to do some product photography for them, I was honoured (here come the bright red cheeks, and the beaming smile, quickly followed by a phone call to my mum!). A lot of slices were consumed during the photo shoots. It would be rude to leave crumbs on the plate, wouldn’t it?

Lazy Day Foods were happy for me to share a few of the photos I took for them, so here goes…

Fruit Cake Slice

Fruit Cake Slice

Chocolate Ginger Slice

Chocolate Ginger Slice



Belgian Dark Chocolate Tiffin

Belgian Dark Chocolate Tiffin - Lazy Day Foods

Millionaire’s Shortbread

Millionaire's Shortbread - Lazy day Foods



There you go, these are a few photos from my Lazy Day Foods shoot.

What’s your best memory to do with food?

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  1. Harline says:

    It’s got to be my mum showing me how to make a date and walnut cake with treacle I still make it today and everyone in my family love it I’ve passed the recipe to my daughter and she makes it for her children

    • I love recipes that are passed down from generation to generation. I’ve recently been given my great grandad’s brioche recipe and it’s so special to me.

  2. My best memory is eating freshly made paella on a beach in Menorca – the first holiday I had abroad! Delicious!

  3. emmav6 says:

    i remember cooking quite a lot at school and practising my bread and cake dishes at home 🙂

  4. Tania Atfield says:

    Best food memory is having a curry in Indian restaurant on way home from sailing trips as s child. Best part was having lychees for pudding.

  5. Tracey Peach says:

    Eating Fish & Chips At The Local Seaside With My Family 🙂

  6. Elaine Savage says:

    my best memory is the 1st Christmas cake I made as a newlywed, aah!!

  7. Susan lloyd says:

    Macaroni cheese every Friday night!

  8. Katie h says:

    Eating cookies in the park with my mum when I was young

  9. Janet Humphrey says:

    Best memory of food was our first seaside holiday as a family and fish and chips sat on the pier. Magic

  10. iain maciver says:

    my mothers homemade clootie dumpling it was yummy

  11. laura banks says:

    my mums sunday roasts with her yorkshire puddings that you could fix a wall with they were rock hard

  12. Abigail Cullen says:

    Great giveaway, thank you for the opportunity.

  13. wow delicious. my fav memory was my brother daring me to eat spaghetti hoops with ice cream, was disgusting!

  14. kim neville (@kimneville2) says:

    My mum cooking delicious puddings at the weekends. We didn’t have them during week. One of our favourites was cooked apple with meringue on top

  15. On Sundays as a child – my Spanish father would ban everyone from the kitchen and cook a huge paella. Occasionally, as his eldest daughter, I would be allowed in to watch him cook!

  16. clair downham says:

    my grandmas cheese and onion pie

  17. Frances Sunshine Hopkins says:

    Schools dinners!! the butterscotch tart yum!

  18. Susan Laing says:

    My Dads homemade rice pudding complete with sultanas yumm!

  19. Kathryn Joyce says:

    My late Grandmas roast dinners – with proper home made Yorkshire puddings x

  20. Isabel O says:

    Helping my daddy make carrot cake when I was very small. My favourite part was when he let me lick in the bowl (this was before everyone became terrified of raw eggs!) My dad died when I was 14 but I still think of him when I make cakes. It’s a happy thing for me to do. 🙂

  21. Cooking and baking with my Mum and Gran when I was a kid stood me in good stead when I left home and went to college. I still enjoy licking out the bowls! lol

  22. Samantha Loughlin says:

    Being taken to a fish restaurant on my 13th birthday I felt so grown up we stayed out late and the food was delicious xx

  23. Rachel Craig says:

    I can recall being treated to a knickerbocker glory. My best friend was with me, and we were sitting outside in the sunshine at Nardini’s in Largs. We all really enjoyed the treat, and the weather.

  24. Carolynn Woodland says:

    The meals my mother used to make.

  25. ashleigh allan says:

    We went to a really good restaurant for my 30th so that is my best memory!

  26. Beky Austerberry says:

    Has to be learning to bake with my mum & grandma

  27. Paula Readings says:

    Going to my grandparents on the weekend and wondering which fruit pie should would make that weekend (Rhubarb was my Fav)

  28. michelle smith says:

    My late nan buying me honeycomb from the local corner shop

  29. Kim M says:

    My Grandads Scottish Breakfast

  30. Andrea Fletcher says:

    Baking with my nan as a child.

  31. alan burrows says:

    Mums Christmas dinner

  32. mick proctor says:

    Eating fresh crab in a chalet in Cornwall

  33. Joanne Hutchings says:

    Sharing a meal with a local family when travelling in Egypt. The food was delicious and the setting and atmosphere were unique.

  34. sarah rees says:

    sunday roast dinners with all the family as a child

  35. melissa crowe says:

    Sitting with family at christmas

  36. Mark George says:

    My best memory has to be the day my Wife and I finally mastered the perfect Egg free Chocolate Sponge cake recipe. It tasted absolutely delicious

  37. Irene Wright says:

    Like you food brings back many happy memories. My husband & I have been to many countries over the past 20 years and have eaten all sorts of strange meals. The latest being Poland last September. The food we had there was wonderful – so different to what I thought it would be. Soup with polish sausage, herbs & a boiled egg in it. I believe it is usually served up at Easter. It was delicious.
    Good food is very important in our house – we both love to cook.

  38. Martina Pichova says:

    I remember making and flipping pancakes with my friend when I was 14. We were having so much fun and made a lot of mess.

  39. Recovering from an eating disorder and discovering new foods!! Fab competition

  40. david cavender says:

    my grandmother making suet pudding

  41. Natalie Crossan says:

    Sunday roasts 🙂

  42. Olivia m says:

    The amazing meals I’ve had w my family

  43. Matthew Cobb says:

    Mum and I tried to make a cheesecake when I was little but it went wrong, so we ended up calling it flapjack surprise as we ended up cooking it many times throughout my childhood with different fillings, happy memories!

  44. Des très belles photos Mel ! Je te souhaite un bon weekend des Pâques ! Bisous

  45. laura stewart says:

    baking with my grandma, now i bake with my daughter x

  46. Kelly (@KellyL_85) says:

    Making sausage rolls and Jam tarts with my nanny!

  47. Ruth Harwood says:

    Eating out for my 16th birthday and steak with stilton sauce!

  48. Ray Dodds says:

    Having Sunday dinner with my gran all cooked on an open fire don’t know how she did it

  49. Alica says:

    All my Mum’s cooking! She made some delicious meals out of practically nothing! We were always full and content 🙂

  50. cheryl hadfield says:

    eating my grandmas homemade shortbread when i was little, i wish she had given me the recipe

  51. William Triscott says:

    In my beach hut called Lazy Dayz at Frinton on sea as a child and now grown up with my wife who had the beach hut next to mine as kids. special times

  52. Ooh, well done you. That’s brilliant. I love lazy day foods as well. They don’t taste free from anything! My best food memory is probably my mum’s home made birthday cakes as a child.

  53. Meg Dunne says:

    Baking with my grandparents! Great memories!

  54. Tammy Westrup says:

    An amazing my little pony birthday cake mum made me 25 years ago!!!

  55. Rebecca Williams says:

    I’ve recently started making my own bread and its delicious I wish I started sooner. 🙂

  56. Carole says:

    My son eating chocolate cake at my brothers wedding when he was a toddler. It was all over his face!

  57. Zoe G says:

    I used to love Sundays when my mum was baking, the house would smell amazing and she always let me scrape the bowl after

  58. Being quite young and sat in our living room on a coffee table surrounded by Easter eggs and toys. It was awesome.

  59. Heather Swain says:

    My grandma’s apple pie!

  60. Mark Palmer says:

    My dad’s sausage stew on a Saturday

  61. My first time cooking and trying traditional Indian food at my best friends house with her Indian mum when I was 15 🙂

  62. daniel baugh says:

    Going to my Grans and putting a whole pack of Chewits into a bowl of ice cream, making them go very hard

  63. making cakes with my grandma – I used to love watching and trying to help her!

  64. Emily says:

    Finding gluten free fish and chip shops is always a great time for me ?

  65. han24 says:

    Eating freshly made noodles in Thailand the other summer!

  66. Tracey Belcher says:

    Making Mrs Beetons Bread pudding and squishing the bread with my fingers! Will never forget that

  67. Julie Booth says:

    My grandma baking bakewell tart on a Sunday afternoon and me licking the bowl

  68. Fiona K says:

    My best memory to do with food was having a special wine pairing dinner at Michelin star restaurant with my mother

  69. Making homemade pizza with the kids!

  70. tracey ryder says:

    always love trying different local dishes when abroad, think my fav so far is turkish food

  71. Iris W says:

    My dad cooking his special spaghetti when we used to stay in the holiday hut high up in the Swiss mountains. We loved them and because my dad never cooked otherwise they always seemed extra special

  72. Betony Bennett says:

    I used to be in hospital a lot when I was a kid, and my favourite meal when I came out was always mini kievs, smash and peas with tomato sauce and mayo mixed together 😮


  74. Sue C says:

    Probably all the things I used to make often as part of food and nutrition lessons at school! Sautéing onions, chopping oranges…certain things make me think of school.

  75. Paul Robson says:

    Eating ice cream at the seaside 🙂

  76. Louise Comb says:

    Walking back from the pub with my future in-laws for our first Christmas dinner together, with me still trying to make that good impression. We started saying, “Can anyone smell burning?” It was, what was left of, my handbag. I’d flicked a bit of smouldering cigarette on or in my bag, and it had smouldered away half the bag. Not quite the good impression I was hoping for 😀

  77. Anthony Harrington says:

    I can remember sitting in my high-chair and not wanting a banana pudding of some sort!

  78. Eating sweaty cheese sandwiches in the car at the beach with my family, while the rained poured down around us!

  79. Angela Fitzjohn says:

    My mum baking cakes, the whole house would smell yummy, and she would let me help even though I would have probably messed it all up.

  80. Abigail Cullen says:

    Best memory would be watching my mum cooking yeast buns, the lovely smell straight out off the oven, and the butter oozing from them when warm. Yummy!

  81. Julie Henderson says:

    my cousin putting milk on ther potatoes

  82. Kristy Leanne Brown says:

    Suet crust on steak pies!! I wish I had been taught how to make it!

  83. Claire Blaney says:

    My best is the first time i tried steak over in america & omg it did thing to me that food has never done before. i wasnt a huge meat lover until i tried that & now im a massive fan of steak but it no where near as good as there steak

  84. bob clark says:

    enjoying cornish cream teas as a child on holiday in Cornwall

  85. Stephanie Tsang says:

    My favourite memory to do with food was my parents letting us go to the local chip shop for fish and chips. It was a rare treat!

  86. Lori McKillop says:

    My favourite memory of food is getting a chinese after the saturday disco when i was lickle 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  87. Sharon Jackson says:

    My neapolitan ice cream cone that I used to get from the ice cream van as a kid & everytime I’d go back to my house to open the gate the ice cream would fall off the cone & land on the pavement haha, I don’t think i ever tasted it without the grit 🙁

  88. Underwater-girl says:

    Eating Pad Thai for the first time in Thailand

  89. Charlene P says:

    All the Maltese food my mum and grandmother would cook for me growing up. 🙂

  90. JODIE BEAUMONT says:

    fish and chips at the seaside as a child!

  91. Lorraine Bell says:

    Family Sunday dinners

  92. Kathleen Bell says:

    My best memory is having an enormous hotdog at DisneyLand when I was young!

  93. lynn heath says:

    My mums yorkshire puddings straight out the oven all light and fluffy

  94. Leila Benhamida says:

    My mum’s cooking. I grow up in the South of France and everything there is so delicious. My mum is a fabulous cook.

  95. Karen R says:

    I used to make Gingerbread Queens with my mum sometimes when I was a kid 🙂

  96. Heather T says:

    My Grandad used to make use cocoa and sugar mixed in an egg cup, we would lick our fingers and eat it!

  97. buntyw says:

    My mum’s apple pie! Mine never taste as good!

  98. Denise Cross says:

    I love roast dinners and proper puds, which my mum inlaw always makes

  99. Best Memory is definitely cooking with my Mum when I was a child and being allowed to lick the spoon and bowl after cake making !!

  100. leanne weir says:

    cream sodas in the summer holidays when little

  101. Gillian McClelland says:

    Spending time together as a family each day

  102. Laura Jeffs says:

    Making (and eating!!) gorgeous and tasty pumpkin tortelloni..such an achievement!

  103. Amanda noble says:

    My nannas cooking when i was a kid! She cooked everything from scratch and her food was delicious as was her baking x

  104. Selina F says:

    Sunday roasts with all the family together

  105. Tony Metcalf says:

    Any time I get to eat fish and chips at the seaside, even better if they’re from newspapers and in the open air!

  106. Rie Tetley says:

    I remember a birthday when I was a child, where I had a cake in the shape of an owl (I absolutely loved them back then!)

  107. Visiting my Grandma & Grandad is my best memory to do with food. Grandma always did loads of baking when we came to visit as children & she made the best chocolate cake ever.
    Such great memories from a wonderful lady

  108. Sarah Cooper says:

    I used to love it when my mum used to try out new recipes from books – so many delicious ones that we found.

  109. Robyn Logan Clarke says:

    My parents used to have a restaurant when I was a child, I loved every moment of it, mum used to fetch us from school and we would go to the restaurant, have lunch and do our homework. Then we would go home.

  110. Gillian Brown says:

    My best memory with food is cooking lessons at school and learning to make and decorate a Christmas cake and have made one every year since

  111. Making cakes with my mum and her letting me lick the spoon!

  112. Jo Carroll says:

    My favourite food memory is watching my best friend nearly burn the school down in our first home economics lesson 😉

  113. tracy sinclair says:

    On one of my birthdays, my mum put a large tressel table outside, covered in a table cloth and a mountain of food, absolutely loads, I had a fab birthday that year, one I’ve never forgotten x

  114. Ice cream dates with my then boyfriend, now husband!

  115. Gemma Holland says:

    Eating seafood from a van in Cornwall when I was young

  116. melanie stirling says:

    A really hot day in the Algarve and eating chicken piri piri cooked on a barbecue.It was years ago but it’s still a very vivid memory.

  117. Helen M says:

    Tomatoes from my Grandad’s greenhouse. Just the smell of tomatoes in a warm greenhouse makes me nostalgic and a bit teary.

  118. Spencer Broadley says:

    A Sunday roast when I don’t have to cook

  119. Lucy I says:

    My mum’s roast dinners every Sunday

  120. C Kennedy says:

    Eating ice cream on the beach with my grandad when i was a kid <3

  121. Dawn Wilkinson says:

    Baking day at home when I was a child lovely smells, licking the spoon and wonderful things to eat after tea.

  122. Eating a cheese and onion sandwich in a pub on the way to South Wales for a holiday. It was a taste sensation, simple, and my first introduction to a humble pub being the perfect place to sustain a long journey and not for just getting drunk in. It felt like a wayside tavern from medieval times, but was probably just a boozer near Newport.

  123. fozia Akhtar says:

    My mum’s baked birthday cakes

  124. Toasting crumpets on a open fire whilst watching The Clangers

  125. Katie skeoch says:

    The first time my parents took us for an Indian meal. Sizzling chicken tandoori! I’ve loved spicy food ever since

  126. Simon tutthill says:

    It has to be eggs and soldiers as a child

  127. Karen S says:

    Eating meals on holidays and finding new foods

  128. chloe brill says:

    Roast dinners

  129. Amanda Walsh (@mandymoo2014) says:

    Making apple crumble with my Nan, in her really old fashioned kitchen

  130. Sitting on the beach eating vinegar soaked chips

  131. Emily Clark says:

    Planting tomatoes with my mum in the summer!

  132. Max Power says:

    The roast lamb dinner I just had for my dinner.

  133. angela sandhu (@angiesandhu) says:

    A massive bbq picnic my parents had for me when i graduated

  134. Anthony G says:

    The first time I tried sticky toffee pudding… *drools*

  135. helen tovell says:

    The first birthday cake I made that came out perfect

  136. Solange says:

    Helping my mum to bake cakes and being allowed to eat the left over batter from the bowl.

  137. no matter what I made or how it turned out my dad always ate it with a smile. Now he’s gone I miss my best ‘taster’

  138. Rebecca Whelan says:

    I have lovely childhood memories of living in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. I remember looking forward so much to hearing the music from the fish & chip van visiting on a Friday night to let us know they had arrived. The smell was amazing.x

  139. Michelle Ferguson says:

    Having a fondue as a kid

  140. corinne peat (@corinne555) says:

    Backing chocolate cake with my mum when I was little. She didn’t let me do it too often because I made such a mess. I use the same recipe with my children and they make just as much mess!

  141. Emily Knight says:

    Picking ripe figs from the tree in my grandfather’s garden – felt like such a treat!

  142. Liam Bishop says:

    Eating popcorn on the sofa having movie night with the family when I was a boy.

  143. Victoria Prince says:

    My best food memory is being in my grandparents kitchen making rock cakes with my grandmother 🙂 I can’t have been very old but it’s a memory that’s always stuck with me so vividly!

  144. When I was little we went to Italy and I tried pistachio nut ice cream for the first time and it was absolutely amazing.

  145. Julie Ward says:

    My grandmas corned beef hash, I still make it but its not the same

  146. FreeFromFairy says:

    You’re a clever lady! These photos are beautiful. I’m not entering the competition though because I don’t want the temptation in the house!!!

    • Thanks sweetie, it was lots of fun trying to take decent shots for Lazy Day Foods. I wish we could enter… Jumpy loves those treats so much!

  147. nhood19 says:

    Baking with my granddad in his bakery

  148. Ema J Lowe says:

    I always remember cooking with my great nan, its the only person I did baking with. I remember once we made toffee, it was great fun walking round the kitchen stretching it. my great nan was a great cook, there was never any scales in sight.

  149. Steph says:

    My grandmas broth as a child, I didn’t like vegetables except the ones in it!

  150. Joy B says:

    Childhood food memories always include sitting near the beach eating cones of chips while trying to avoid greedy seagulls.

  151. bex allum says:

    Afternoon tea with my family 🙂

  152. Kat Lucas says:

    Thanksgivings with the family in Texas before moving to the UK

  153. Sitting on the Parisian pavement, eating croissants and French bread…

  154. linda curtis says:

    eating in a field while camping the whole family was lovely

  155. lia sturman says:

    sunday roast as all the family would be there

  156. joanne torrance says:

    my best memories are of sunday dinners at my Grans and her wonderful yorkshire puddings

  157. CAROLINE WATSON says:

    The first meal i cooked my new husband he flushed it down the toilet! And the dumplings took ages to flush away! I have improved since then and 35 years later have still got the same husband!

  158. S Bufton says:

    Baking cakes with my mother as a child which gave me a skill that has stayed with me.

  159. Eating a snail for the first time. It tasted great but I couldn’t get over it was a snail!

  160. Lynne O'Connor says:

    Sitting in the garden aged about two, eating custard cream biscuits

  161. Emily Hutchinson says:

    A birthday cake my mum made in the shape of the house, It was so smothered in icing it was virtually inedible

  162. Rachel Butterworth says:

    Trying my Grandma’s gooseberry pie for the first time. I loved it and haven’t had it since she passed away.

  163. lyndsey says:

    my grandmas toffee apples

  164. making my first dinner for the whole family i was about 11 and was very proud of myself

  165. mummyfever says:

    That is so hard! fab pics BTW!
    Perhaps a BBQ on the beach involving lots of prawns 🙂

  166. Lynn Nelson says:

    I am now making my grandchildren the meals my gran made for me. The memories evoked are priceless

  167. Baking apple and rhubarb crumble with my mum when I was little and she dropped it on the floor smashing the dish. It went everywhere but we did laugh about it. X

  168. I remember making my first Victoria Sponge at school when I was about 12. I was very proud !

  169. Smithster says:

    Eating my mums lasagne and getting to have garlic bread which was a massive treat and felt SO sophisticated back then!

  170. Ani Costa says:

    I love cooking with my dad in the great outdoors!

  171. Kerry Miller says:

    Cooking with my Mom is a good memory but an even better one is that I am now teaching my Son and eldest Daughter to cook. I love watching them in the kitchen

  172. Carole Mitchell Paton says:

    My Grandfather was a baker and confectioner and used to make amazing, cakes, scones etc. As a child not only did he make my birthday cakes but he made smaller ones for my dolls and teddy bears. His sultana cake was legendary!

  173. Helen W says:

    When I was 8 I sneakily opened the back of my advent calendar and ate all the chocolates in one go. My mum eventually found out, and I got told off, but it was worth it!

  174. Mary Baldwin says:

    Baking my first ever simnel cake and being so proud of it.

  175. Tuesday says:

    Curled up with my mum eating chocolate ice cream straight out the tub!

  176. EJ Dunn says:

    I have 2:

    Making banana bread with my mum and dad (they both cooked it with me when I was little)

    Having my nan mash up all my veggies etc when I was really little for my roast dinner. She did amazing roasts!

  177. Sarah Philpotts says:

    Boiled dippy eggs with soliders

  178. Kelly cooper says:

    Coming home from school and as I was walking down the street towards my house smelling my mums cooking, my favourite was the sausage casserole she used to cook loved sitting down as a family and eating.

  179. Natasha R-M says:

    Watching my Polish Grandmother make Pierogi and then eating them with my family.

  180. Toria says:

    We have a secret family recipe for mince pies passed on by my great aunt. She never had much money and, when we were kids, would always make us the mince pies for Christmas and apologise that it wasn’t much. The thing is, even as present-greedy kids, the mince pies were our favourite gifts… they were delicious, and every year we looked forward to the chance of getting them. My brother and I would panic if there wasn’t a cake tin under the tree!

    She’s passed now, but every year I make those same mince pies and smile thinking of her. It’s a Christmas tradition for the family to eat them and talk about her – they’re the best mince pies I’ve ever tasted and even now people always comment on them when trying them.

    • It’s such a lovely tradition, inspired by a truly heart-warming memory. I love things like that!

      • Toria says:

        Yes! I think everybody has those dishes that remind them of other people, and cooking them and teaching the next generation to cook them is a nice way of keeping the family memories alive. 🙂

  181. Rich Tyler says:

    Birthday Cake When I Was 5 🙂

  182. carole n says:

    open air picnics with my mum and dad when I was little, eating egg and cress sandwiches

  183. Judith Allen (@JudeVFR400) says:

    Taking the train from Rannoch to Mallaig and sharing prawns looking over the sea. I don’t remember how long ago it was. But a lovely day.

  184. Jean Vaughan says:

    Every time we went to visit my great aunt she would have a big pan of Scotch broth on her stove and would bake her own bread. This year she will turn 100 and still makes her broth. No matter how I’ve tried I could never replicate her end result but say Scotch broth and Auntie Jean is in on my mind

  185. Banana fritters made by a Chinese friend

  186. Patricia Avery says:

    My best food memories are all connected with learning to bake with Grandma and my late Mum. I still use their recipes and have passed them on to my children and now my grandchildren 🙂

  187. Angela Williams says:

    going to cookery classes as a teenager and loving it

  188. Paula Phillips says:

    Making custard slices with my mother when I was a child, they were quite messy but tasted delicious.

  189. Lauren Old says:

    Trying my first ever Krispy Kreme doughnut at a service station on the way home from a trip away, heavenly!

  190. spuddy11 says:

    my mum making jam tarts

  191. modzy78 says:

    Making pumpkin pies every Thanksgiving.

  192. Dawn Hull says:

    My mam teaching me how to bake cakes and scones when I was young.

  193. Vicki Hill says:

    My best memory of food is the delicious smell of cheese and potato pie that would fill the house whenever I was ill. My mum knows it’s my favourite and even at 32, and I’m ill, she’ll still make it for me and bring it over

  194. Christmas dinner with some French friends. There must have been about 18 courses and I have never felt so stuffed in all my life

  195. sheridarby says:

    My grandmother’s chocolate mousse cake

  196. Paul von der Fecht says:

    Hot homemade soup on cold, wet night.

  197. Kat Allinson says:

    Eating a massive sharing platter with my husband on our first anniversary trip to Rome, it was amazing!

  198. Kate Knight says:

    I remember having a family picnic with the best cheese and ham sandwiches ever. I think they taste so good because I was hungry

  199. Lovely

  200. jo liddement says:

    My favourite memory is sitting eating some amazing homemade cakes and tea in a café on a beautiful day on St Mary’s on the Isle of Scilly.Would love to go back there as the cakes were the best I have ever tasted.

  201. Sally Collingwood says:

    My wedding cake, it was very special to me and made with love.

  202. Caroline Bourne says:

    Making my first cake

  203. Kristina says:

    My nan Black forest gateau! Yummy!

  204. clare davies says:

    My mum was a chef so her teaching me to cook and bake growing up! thats my favourite memories i now try to pass on my little boy! x

  205. carol boffey says:

    Roast dinners

  206. Alison MacDonald says:

    Eating Sunday Roast as a kid it was a big family dinner and always so tasty and on Sundays we had dessert too 🙂

  207. olivia280177 says:

    Staying at my grandparents’ house, Grandad was constantly baking something for us, we had to be rolled out the door when it was time to leave!

  208. IRENE MURDOCH says:

    My Dad cooking on a calor stove when we were camping – he never went near the kitchen when we were at home!

  209. Christine Hobbs says:

    my mum making roulade she got in a right mess

  210. Ian Campbell says:

    Eating a luxurious outdoor picnic in the middle of a glorious summer, whilst quaffing on fine alcohol, the sunlight glinting on the drinks glasses!

  211. MichelleD says:

    A lovely family picnic last year, me and my little girl made lots of cakes for it!

  212. katie w says:

    Roast dinners around my grandmas loved those dinners

  213. Vicky loveday says:

    Its got to be my Nan’s Sunday dinners. Pork belly, roasters veg, gravy. Followed by pie with ice cream, cream and custard!!

  214. Helen Humphries says:

    The sound of the ice cream van growing up, just a local family concern, they used to make their own and it tasted delicious to me back then!

  215. Elspeth McMillan says:

    I have a lasting memory of my Mum’s home made tablet just delicious

  216. Helen A says:

    Mine is making the Christmas cake every year with my mum when I was a child. We still do it now and the smell and taste always takes me back to childhood Christmases.

  217. jessica cook says:

    I fremember making pizza at school and my dad saying it was the best pizza he had ever tasted, he still talks about it now 23 years later!

  218. sharon martin says:

    picking blackberries as a kid with my late gran then watching her make blackberry jelly jam

  219. Simon Keeping says:

    It would have to be eating freshly caught mackerel on a bbq in the South of France on my first holiday abroad when I was 10 I can remember it like it was yesterday.

  220. ✿ Kate Sabin-Burns ✿ (@KateDSB) says:

    When I was a kid, I hated, HATED spag bol, so I would hide it on the bookshelves behing my dads records when he wasn’t looking!!

  221. Rebecca Powell says:

    My favourite memory of a meal was our wedding breakfast

  222. carys thorp says:

    Making scones with my grandma 🙂

  223. Pam Francis Gregory says:

    I used to love my nan’s breakfasts – They were perfect.

  224. lindsey stuart says:

    I used to love making homemade toffee with my granny! I used to get to lick the spoon oh it was lovely, Her toffee was the best 🙂

  225. Lisa Pond says:

    Making Bruce Bogtrotters Chocolate Cake from.Matilda after having the Roald Dahl cookbook as a birthday present when I was 8! I still remember how good it tasted! 🙂

  226. garethevans0108 says:

    friends and I by the river with a scratch picnic from the corner shop dappled sunlight wasps and all


  227. Karen B says:

    Baking days with my mum and a kitchen full of cakes and pies by the afternoon!

  228. Jane Adair says:

    Eating chocolate filled crepes in Paris at night taking in all the sights and the wonderful smells

  229. Gwyn Sharps says:

    I used to have curry parties at a different friend’s house every fortnight and we’d all take a turn to cook.

  230. Tracy Hanson says:

    Well there’s a couple so hope it’s OK to post. One’s more normal. I remember when I was younger and we used to go down to Cornwall for the summer holidays and it used to take ages to get there so we used to set off in the middle of the night (about 12 ish) and get there about dinner time lol – we always used to take egg mayo sandwiches and the smell of them still reminds me of the stops we used to have on the way. 🙂

    The second one is a funny one. When my sister and I were younger my sister wanted to decorate the trifle Mum had just made. Mum said “Ok, and the hundreds and thousands are in the cupboard”. Unfortunately so were the caraway seeds. Guess which ones ended up on the trifle lol.

  231. Claire Nelson says:

    The banana prawns that I had when we were in Nelson, New Zealand

  232. Emma Price says:

    Trips to Lindesfarne visiting my grandparents and the first thing we’d have was bacon sandwiches made with stotty bread! Amazing memories 🙂

  233. Donna W says:

    When I was 9 years old we got a dog. I could finally get rid of any dinner I didn’t like by sneakily feeding him under the table!

  234. jenrhymer says:

    When I was little I remember going raspberry picking and my aunt made raspberry jam. I was so proud to have picked the raspberries used in the jam 🙂

  235. Allison says:

    Having dinner at my nans on a Monday after school – we used to have spaghetti shapes on toast and she used to challenge us to find the ‘ladder’ every time.

  236. Adrian Bold says:

    My Nanas Sunday Roasts were legendary. I don’t think I’ve ever had roast potatoes as good as the ones she made.

  237. Debi Newman says:

    Baking some cakes with my dad for my mum when I was little x

  238. Francesca Harrod says:

    Coming up the stairs at my Grandads block of flats and smelling one of his enormous Sunday roasts wafting down 🙂

  239. Louise Evans says:

    My best friends mom taught me how to make my first apple pie, from the apples in her garden

  240. Amanda Mattingley says:

    The day I finally tasted smoked salmon after my dad passed away and realising how yummy it is. I’d spent so many years saying…”Dad, that looks disgusting”…Sorry Dad 🙂 x

  241. sarah fielding says:

    My best memories with food always involve picnics we used to have when I was younger in the sunshine!!

  242. Mum’s Xmas pudding every xmas

  243. ELISHA says:

    When my uncle used to make jam tart from scratch

  244. Caroline Signey says:

    Every time my Nan came to visit us she would bring a homemade cheesecake without fail!

  245. Bridget Daley says:

    Chicken stew my mum made with giblets in the 50s when money was scarse

  246. Kerry Smith says:

    Eating fruit bon-bons in bed with my granny when I was six. She sadly died less than six months later and had been so I’ll but just for those few moments life was perfect

  247. Nancy Bradford says:

    Eating fresh gumbo in Louisiana whilst traveling with my grandmother when I was a child.

  248. Dale Dow says:

    My grandad making his homemade rice pudding for us all

  249. jamie millard says:

    the amazing teriyaki show cook in Cancun – great experience, great food.

  250. I love trying new food especially when I am on holidays abroad

  251. Debbie Preston says:

    A few years ago I won a personal chef who cooked a 3 course meal for 8 of us in my home. The food was fantastic and worthy of a Michelin star!

  252. Ali Thorpe says:

    Being given ice cream and cherries with my grandma 🙂

  253. Jane Middleton says:

    my grandmother’s cakes she baked, she was the best baker in the family

  254. Hayley Colburn says:

    When I was little I remember my mum bringing me out the best birthday cake I’ve ever had, I remember a picture of a unicorn, apparently I wouoldn’t let her cut it up for ages (which is surprising to hear as I’m a cake monster now)

  255. caroline kelly says:

    making butterfly cakes with my mum

  256. gilla01 says:

    Fish and chips at the seaside

  257. claire little says:

    my grans home made soup 🙂

  258. alice lightning says:

    there are so many lovely memories but one is watching my granny make her homemade pork cheese so yummy ,smashing giveaway indeed

  259. cathyj says:

    cooking with my grandma

  260. suzanne sendell says:

    My nan growing her own fruit and then making enormous amounts of jam with them

  261. Erica Price says:

    Smoked salmon and black pudding canapes – made me realise I do like black pudding.

  262. Cecelia Allen says:

    I remember trying a seafood platter in france. I expected something similar to a paella but it was massive and some of it had shells still on, I had to ask our host how to start & eat it.

  263. Leslie Evans says:

    When I was a young boy I would make myself a Thick White Jam Sandwich from an uncut loaf and sit in the house porch eating the sandwich by going round and round from the outside to in watching the “Rain” come down.

  264. Louise Blackah says:

    The smell of my Nan’s kitchen on a Thursday, which was baking day. She baked for the week, including treacle and bakewell tarts to be used as puddings, jam tarts, little buns and Victoria sponges. Very fond memories.

  265. Jayne Kelsall says:

    As a child, my mums homemade meat and potato pie was the best thing ever, I’m 45 now and still cannot make it like my mum used too 🙂

  266. Eirinaki Nikos Tsolak says:

    lots of food with family!!!!! of course all the foods were greek and we lone them mom cooks great

  267. rebecca roberts says:

    white bread propper butter letticue sugar sandwiges with my amazing great gran when i was five then makeing apple and crumble pie yum!

  268. steph lovatt says:

    My nans apple pies, she always got them just right. Miss them

  269. Anita Missen says:

    Playing with the leftover pastry from making a gypsey tart. Also licking the bowl and spoon after. Xx

  270. Meena Hindmarch says:

    Picnics on the beach as a kid

  271. ipswichmum says:

    Most of my food memories are with my Nan. I remember visiting her for sunday lunch – a full roast (with cauliflower cheese grills for me) and then just a few hours later she’d do tea – cold meats, pickled beetroot, salad and ALWAYS dairylea triangles, and cucumber with the skin taken off.

  272. elaine stokes says:

    standing on a stool next to my mum baking cakes………… getting to lick the spoon or the bowl

  273. Vickie Jackson says:

    The best food memory I have is the first time I made a cake by myself and I got to lick the bowl by myself! Lol

  274. Barbara Handley says:

    My favourite meal was the first one my son cooked at Christmas.

  275. Cat Jamison says:

    Maltese peppered cheese and peppered sausage pizza in Malta, those memories will stay forever!

  276. Eva Vida says:

    My grandmother’s cooking.She made the best chicken soup and I loved it 🙂

  277. nicola james says:

    when i was about 10 making my first sunday lunch on my own,with me running back and forward to the sitting room asking my mam for instructions.

  278. Robert Fulton says:

    Always my mums Sunday roasts

  279. Margaret Murray says:

    My Mother’s Rhubarb crumble

  280. Ruth Wollerton says:

    Eating fish and chips at the seaside when I was little

  281. liz ferguson says:

    Greenhouse tomatoes – nothing is better than the smell of a greenhouse with tomatoes x

  282. Laura Harrison says:

    We used to eat our meals at the table, such a shame not many families do that anymore. It’s important as you get to chat about things and it’s a good way to teach children good table manners which is very important.

  283. dawn f says:

    my great nan used to make a pudding called apple snow it was almost like an apple sauce but frothy and she would crumble a Cadbury flake on the top of it! it was so good and I always used to look forward to it when we would go and visit, wish I knew how to make it now but I bet it would never be the same

  284. tammisreviews says:

    licking the mixer bits when my mum baked cakes

  285. Tishist says:

    Helping my nan in the kitchen

  286. Anita says:

    My mum was always experimenting with recipes and I was chief critic so I would always give her my honest opinion and she would navigate away from the instructions and make some wonderful culinary delights, one of which was a half chocolate half oaty cereal bar that was intended to be biscuits but it was sublime.

  287. Michelle Sykes says:

    My best memory was my first picnic with my boyfriend – he provided it and the wine!

  288. Jodie Harvey says:

    has to be sunday roasts when i lived at home <3

  289. Lisa Mauchline says:

    When I was little every week when we went to the supermarket. I’d run and get some belly pork then ask the butcher to put some Chinese dressing on it. It tasted amazing

  290. Jane Green says:

    Eating home made drop scones straight from the griddle

  291. Alison says:

    As a child helping my Mum pick all the fresh home grown veg out of our garden 🙂

  292. Anna Brown says:

    My nans cheese sandwich with proper butter and thick sliced fresh bread and thick slices of cheese. Yum

  293. Champaklal Lad says:

    home made Indian Tandoori chicken

  294. Julie Camm says:

    Walking home from the pub eating fish and chips with my friends……. happy times…….

  295. julieledwards says:

    Baking with my Nan in her kitchen in Bakewell. Making everything except Bakewell Tarts or Puddings lol xx

  296. Kayleigh Robinson says:

    My nans house on a Sunday when I was little. She always used to make her famous ham soup and dumplings and we’d have jelly and ice cream after ?

  297. Laura Pritchard says:

    My mum making me (heating up!) tomato soup when I was ill.

  298. Emma Rawlinson says:

    Making cupcakes with my mum when I was little

  299. Cassie says:

    Making dinner with my lovely late gran 🙂

  300. Beryl Drake says:

    Going on famiky picnics and my Aunties cheeese and inion pie , yummy

  301. Philip Underwood says:

    My favourite foods when I was a child were frikadeller (a German food) and chips! They remind me a lot of my childhood.

  302. Amanda Brett says:

    We had sandwiches and a cone of chips on the beach,i remember my brother digging a chip in the sand and then giving me it(all innocently lol) i didn’t know any better and ate it-i was about 5 or 6 haha

  303. Standing on a stool in the kitchen baking scones with my Mum and Nana to take to Brownies 🙂

  304. Erica field (@field_erica) says:

    Cheese and onion pie at my Grans on a Friday x yummy

  305. Nikki Hayes says:

    My mum’s homemade chocolate mousse – can’t wait until we visit her later this year 😀

  306. pauline black (@suff38) says:

    My grandma’s baking day once a week! The smells.. …and the table covered in cakes and fresh bread!

  307. Karen Howden says:

    Fussel Milk Sandwiches and Banana Sandwiches

  308. claire fawkner says:

    My mums homemade fruit cake

  309. fionajk42 says:

    When I was a child I lived in a former French colony in Africa. On my way to school we always stopped at the boulangerie for their take on “pain au chocolat” which was a small bar of Milka chocolate (the one with the lilac wrapper) baked in a mini baguette. I still salivate over the memory of biting into hot crusty baguette filled with melted chocolate. According to my parents, the recipe came about because a consignment of chocolate had melted in the heat and could no longer be sold as chocolate bars, so the baker decided to use it up. He could not make traditional pain au chocolat (or any type of puff pastry) as it was too hot & humid, so just wrapped the chocolate in ordinary bread mix. It was so popular it became a regular bake. Whatever the origin, I’ve never had it anywhere since.

  310. Sarah Archibald says:

    Cooking with my nana when I was younger 🙂

  311. Joanna Kasznicki says:

    My mum is Polish and I remember her making pierogi every Saturday.

  312. Charmaine Godolphin says:

    I think my granny’s cooking is amazing. She does this thing with spinach, onion, tomato and potato which I have been enjoying at every opportunity since I was a baby.

  313. Tina glover says:

    My best memory of food is the first time I made homemade bread…..I was so impressed with myself and it smelt and tasted yummy xx

  314. Laura Vitty says:

    Diving off a boat in Thailand, catching a squid and grilling it on board… along with some of the tastiest seafood I’ve ever had x

  315. Karin Wistow says:

    Family sunday dinners are the best memory

  316. Michael Knappett says:

    Eating Ginger and Mascarpone Cheesecake in a restaurant when I was younger.

  317. Loraine Day says:

    Toffee apples on bonfire night made by my mum for all the neighbourhood kids

  318. Nicola Phipps says:

    My best memory with food, has to be my mum teaching me to bake lots of different cakes 🙂
    As my Dad used to work away, we made cheesecakes, carrot cake and scones!… So now when my husband works away, I bake with my two young children 🙂 xx

  319. George Worboys Wright says:

    Eating tapas on my first trip to Spain.

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