Over two months travelling, flying, cooking and chasing around the world has ended with the total luxury of being home again, the comfort of my own bed and the joyous familiarity of knowing where everything is (rather than living out of two far too full suitcases).
I and Toby (videographer and nephew) have had a magical time – he’s been blogging too. We have been made wonderfully welcome by literally hundreds of marvellous people – from all those who cared for us in the great hotels, the fellow chefs and cooks who shared their passion with me and, most importantly, those generous hosts who welcomed us in to their homes. I feel very humbled by so much support, enthusiasm and commitment to the whole concept of Baking Blind and our efforts to show just how talented disabled people can be, wherever they are in the world.
We have gathered many hundreds of hours of video capturing our adventures – from the death-defying sea rescue in Australia through cooking in the African village to the fine-dining professional kitchen in San Francisco. So something to interest and intrigue everyone – and you’ve only seen glimpses so far in the short composite videos posted after each leg. Over the next few months, we will be posting around 50 more videos, blogs and, of course, all those amazing recipes
My thanks to every one of you who made this recent trip possible and to all of you who have followed the Baking Blind adventure so far – next you’ll be able to see and read all the details of what really happened!
And, of course, none of this would have been possible without the core funding of the Holman prize run by San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind organisation – they are starting to look for candidates for the 2018 prize. If you know someone with a visual impairment who has a fabulous ambition, do encourage them to take part – and they can get in touch with me to talk it through.
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