Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Anna Foster; MY KITCHEN

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Anna Foster; MY KITCHEN

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R * adio presenter Anna Foster hosts the Anna Foster Breakfast Show on Magic 1152. "I really love it. We play fantastic tunes and have a good laugh and a natter."

The mum of three is married to Steven, a firefighter in Gateshead, and they live on the edge of the Derwent Reservoir near Consett.

When she is not working she is "running around like a headless chicken after my three children, Jamie, 14, Zara, 12, and Yasmin, 10."

She also has an errant dog named Henry, a Weimaraner, who is very disobedient but loves her cooking!

Any kitchen sink dramas? I regularly set all the fire alarms off as I have an ability to burn thin air! I'm also unable to cook turnip without wrecking the pan it's in. I love it, but it takes so long to steam I forget about it. The water boils to nothing and the pan burns; luckily, the other half is a firefighter.

Good cook? I'm a feeder so I adore giving people fattening treats when they come to my house. I have a lot of mates with kids so I never do delicate food. It will always be a huge pan of bolognese, curry or chilli.

I tend to make things up and I'm instinctive and taste a lot as I go. It's not neat but it is usually tasty fare from the Foster kitchen.

People love your... ? Chocolate cake! I do actually use the old Be-Ro book for this one, but I pile on the butter icing and make it really chocolatey-fudgey and delicious. I serve it hot with cream as a pud, or cold with a big mug of tea. I'm sure the family sneak down in the night and polish it off.

Favourite starter? My sister-in-law Fiona is a great feeder and cook, and she has made this starter a firm favourite. It's a whole baked Camembert fresh out of the Aga, with hot, crusty bread, a side of rocket and balsamic dressing. Of course wine is essential.

Favourite main? Tricky one. I love a fantastic chicken dinner with all the trimmings. Beautiful roast carrots and potatoes, caramelised onions on the side and fresh petit pois with loads of gravy - not made from granules. …

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