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Mary Berry webchat: Join the queen of tarts on Monday 1.30 - 2.30

(162 Posts)
RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 13-Sep-13 16:49:53

We are excited and delighted that queen of the kitchen, Mary Berry, will be joining us at MNHQ for a live webchat.

Mary Berry, CBE is one of the UKs best-known and most respected cookery writers and television presenters. She has over 80 books to her name and over 6 million sales worldwide. A judge on The Great British Bake Off she has been voted as Britains favourite baking companion.

Mary's autobiography A Recipe for Life is out this month. A touching, evocative and fascinating memoir, Mary tells the story of her remarkable rise to fame. Everyone who joins the webchat will be entered into a draw to win a signed copy of A Recipe for Life. Join us on Monday or post a question in advance to Mary on this thread.

LadyIsabellaWrotham Mon 16-Sep-13 20:50:25

Thanks mignonette.

nextphase Mon 16-Sep-13 20:52:10

Nigel Wilton angel tins Any use?

tinypumpkin Tue 17-Sep-13 08:21:17

Ooh, just noticed that Mary berry did answer my question, that will teach me to skim read.

I didn't know that she was a patron of the Child Bereavement Trust, that is fab. Loving her even more now for the bereavement work she does in terms of supporting families and raising awareness. A cause incredibly close to my heart sadly.

OddSockMonster Tue 17-Sep-13 20:19:45

Oh my, she answered my question first! Wish I hadn't locked myself out of the house for the whole of the webchat now, and come back and checked MN sooner. Thank you Mary!

tinypumpkin Tue 17-Sep-13 21:13:14

Yay about the question but bloody rubbish about the locking yourself out OldSockMonster. I was stupidly excited when she had answered mine!

<sulks> she didn't answer mine!!!!

I've always preferred Paul Hollywood anyway!

tinypumpkin Tue 17-Sep-13 21:53:56

Ah, I never get answered normally 50Shades I promise. In fact, never before at all. Mine was not a very sensible question, I will leave the baking qs to those who know what they are doing.

MarmaladeTwatkins Wed 18-Sep-13 09:57:03

Don't worry Nigel. She didn't answer me either <soothes>

I am always dead polite and as on-topic questions but the only person that ever answered me was Hugh Grant, which I was pretty impressed with actually.

It IS a bit miffing when you posted a question up early on and get ignored but questions asked near the end (even if they are from posters that got answered already) get replies.

Pfffft.

Applecrumbly Fri 20-Sep-13 22:08:52

Aw my question got ignored too even though I posted it way in advancesad.Sob,sob.

Reastie Sat 26-Oct-13 16:33:09

<waves madly to Mary>

I have retyped this post about 10 times blush as I'm overcome at the thought of Mary answering one of my questions. Looking forward to reading the autobiography, it's on my Christmas list, and I've been a good girl all year grin

My question is, which recipe(s)/foods remind you most of your childhood and what memories do you get from them?

Mine is bread toasted on the fire as a special treat on cold winters evenings and my Mums speciality of lemon meringue pie <licks lips and goes all nostalgic>

Reastie Sat 26-Oct-13 16:33:58

oh crap, I didn't realise this had already happened blush blush blush (I actually am blushing in RL too).

As you were..........

ampattenden Wed 11-Dec-13 16:58:33

Hi Valentinegal, did you by any chance go to Teesdale School in Barnard Castle? My cookery teacher there was called Mrs Berry and is the right age to be a slightly younger sister in law... No memory of her first name/initial though. Would be quite exciting if it was her!

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