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This is the default image for this page. Imagine how many other sites this lady appears before she gets deleted forever. Her image is provided by WordPress for the template, I found this image all over the place, but wonder who she is?

So who is Vince of VinceHomeMade?

Hi, Thanks for clicking to find my blog, but who am I. Well I’m Vince, a bloke from the North of England; who has been living in Melbourne, Australia since 2001 with my Greek-Australian wife, two sons, and @teddythechocolatehound our dog.

So from the beginning…..born and grew up in a regular family of 5 from the North. “Meat n 3 veg”, no ‘fancy foreign food’, regular Sunday roasts, Stews in winter, salads in summer, fish n chips every Friday, rice was only for puddings, garlic was unknown, olive oil only from the chemist for ear ache, and the fanciest thing on the BBQ was a chicken burger.

At University, all I could remember in my end of second year electronics exam was the recipe for lasagne (when I blog the recipe, I will link it here). Both the lecturer and my tutor were both amazed and impressed that I wrote the full recipe down, and used the supplied graph paper to provide a diagram of the layering, instead of answers to the questions on semi-conductors, Ohmic resistance and whatever else they had set.

Clearly I was destined for other things, and starting at day release catering college, while working in a soup kitchen, where with the help of a couple of great instructors, I was able to first secure a short role in a local seaside hotel, then in a bistro in Windsor, near London.

Umpteen years later and many many kitchens and office roles later, fast forward to now. As I say at the top Living in Melbourne and cooking is both a hobby and a profession. I am in a position to present a blog about random things I have thought of over these years, with recipes attached. Check the links out, scroll through the blog, browse the equally random Insta and Youtube accounts and please let me know what you think.

Cheers !!!

V

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  1. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen – I'm a writer, cook, gardener, poet, quilter. I'm also a wife, mother, grandmother, sister. cousin, aunt, and friend, no particular order on any given day. Our family ran a small Vermont Inn for 18 years, with our focus on local, organic ingredients. After many years of daily serving up of our local delicacies, cooking classes, and catering, we are now only open for special events, cooking classes, etc. We also host musicians and artists, having helped produce a musical festival and other musical events for nearly 20 years. Many incredible people have found a place at our table. Wonderful experiences, we will treasure always. I've been a writer all my life, newspaper reporter and columnist, radio news writer, and magazine contributor, but now turn my attention to my cookbook, the blog, and a cooking column "Memorable Meals," which runs in our county newspaper. I write poetry as the spirit wills, and the occasional short story. My family and friends are my practice subjects. With a family that includes nut, peanut, tree fruit, and vegetable allergies, gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, vegetarians, vegans, heart conscious, and a couple of picky eaters, there has to be a few quick tricks in the book to keep everyone fed and happy! Personally, I do not eat meat or dairy (usually), I do eat fish and seafood, so I try to come up with alternatives and substitutions when available. I serve local organic eggs and cheeses to my family who can tolerate dairy (I need to watch my own cholesterol so I am careful, but have been know to let a little piece of really good cheese accidentally fall on my plate!). I cook by the seasons and draw on inspiration from the strong and talented women in my family who came before me as well as the youngers in the family who look at the world with fresh eyes. Food links us all, whether sharing a meal, cooking it together, or writing about it for others to read. I enjoy taking an old recipe and giving it a modern spin, especially if I can make it a littler healthier and use foods that are kinder to the Earth and to our bodies. I believe strongly in sustainable, delicious eating of whole foods! And finally, I love conversing with all the talented cooks and chefs out there who dot the globe! It's a wonderful, world full of culinary penpals! XXXOOO
    Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen says:

    Love your lasagne story! A cook after my own heart!

    1. VinceHomeMade – With a decade of experience in the commercial kitchens of London and more than three times that cooking with my family, I am now going to share what I have learned along the way. Whether it's a recipe for shortcrust pastry; a pro-tip on buying or using chef's knives; a review of a new ingredient or a new take on an old one. It will be all here as I start this blog journey, in text, pictures and video links to my Instagram and YouTube page. If you would like to help me on this journey perhaps you would click on the link to "Buy me a coffee"
      VinceHomeMade says:

      Haha, it is a subconscious need, a culinary addiction to be in the kitchen

      1. VinceHomeMade – With a decade of experience in the commercial kitchens of London and more than three times that cooking with my family, I am now going to share what I have learned along the way. Whether it's a recipe for shortcrust pastry; a pro-tip on buying or using chef's knives; a review of a new ingredient or a new take on an old one. It will be all here as I start this blog journey, in text, pictures and video links to my Instagram and YouTube page. If you would like to help me on this journey perhaps you would click on the link to "Buy me a coffee"
        VinceHomeMade says:

        Thanks, set my whole world on a new path