About Me

Hi and thanks for visiting.
My name is Mairi Herbert and I love to cook food, read about food, write about food, take photos of food and of course eat food. 
Basically I love anything to do with food, all sorts of food.  I think it's wonderful how food can bring people together and for me my favourite place to relax is in the kitchen, chopping, cooking, simmering, baking.  For me it was a natural extension to share it and to start writing about it.  I also had a few friends of the can’t cook won’t cook school of thought and I wanted to show them how easy it really is to put delicious food on the table.
Originally from bonnie Scotland, I studied Law at Edinburgh University with an idealistic ideal that I might fight injustices and change the world. That wasn’t to be for me and I find it easier to  bring a little joy one meal or cake at a time.  Since then there were a number of years in London, and a year in Australia. I finally ended up in New Zealand over 10 years ago, the most gorgeous little corner of the world and one that I feel blessed to live in.
Toast is all about what I have been cooking (or eating!). It's where I write about what I have been concocting in my little Kiwi kitchen, and by little I do mean little! 
The recipes and inspiration come from everywhere - favourite cookbooks, great food writers, great food bloggers, my Mum, my Grandmothers, friends or conjured up by me. The focus for me is on fresh and seasonal with a little sprinkle of indulgence as we all need a little of that. 
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you enjoy!
Contact me: mairi.herbert@gmail.com

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