My mother is the reason Humble Pie thrives today. Born in Cornwall, she trained as a Cookery teacher in Bath before moving to Yorkshire when she married in 1963.
If I have a picture in my head of Mum, it was producing something delicious from her big red Aga up at Stalling Busk. She was a natural provider, welcoming everyone to the home with an abundance of food, laughter and love. Sunday lunches and Christmas were legendary amongst family and friends.
She nurtured all her five children to appreciate good food and in 1999 I opened Humble Pie for the first time with Mum’s help at the stove, running it for five years. She would be so proud that I reopened last year in partnership with my youngest daughter, Betty, who has definitely inherited her skill to bake with ease and ability.
I hope she looks down from her heavenly kitchen with her mind restored to the witty, clever & beautiful one we all loved so much.
Thank you for your understanding,