Welcome to Open Table, my blog full of simple recipes to help you entertain friends and family.
I have always had a passion for cooking and food has always been a hugely important part of my life. I grew up in a big family who believe more is defiantly merrier. Mummy is one of six and we we were constantly pulling up another chair to the table when someone popped their head round the door at a meal time.
My husband has embraced the more is merrier way of life, friends and family are always welcome to join us for food, which they do, often at a moments notice.
This way of life suits me as I love entertaining, food and cooking. I am also happy to serve simple recipes when time or my energy levels are working against me ... a roast chicken with a simple salad followed by a bar of chocolate is a staple at our table.
Over the years I have created a repertoire of simple meals and as a result, friends have asked me for food ideas. I have passed on recipes, helped with dinner party menus and given advise and shopping lists to help cater for weekends away with friends.
After ten years of sharing recipes over the phone ... often while out shopping, in the middle of an event at work or while feeding a baby, I thought I should write them down in one place and I started Open Table.
Along side the recipes I give advise on batch cooking, freezing, using leftovers and share cooking tips I have learnt along the way that help me make delicious simple food that I love to serve, eat and share with friends.
All the recipes seen here are created, cooked and photographed by me (unless otherwise stated) and are copyrighted to Alexandra Langdon. I am always happy to receive comments and questions, so do feel free to email me with any queries at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, happy cooking!