I grew up listening to those words of my Gran, Dulcie May Booker, and spent many a day watching her put her favourite saying into action — particularly around how she prepared and shared food, and how she cared for her family, her home, her friends and her neighbours. For her, life was about people and food — and the special ingredient that brought the two together was love.
My Gran has inspired me my whole life. Ever since I can remember, life has been about these three ingredients — people, food and love — that's why they are the key ingredients of this site.
I hope to use the "love & food" website as a way of keeping in touch with the many people who have impacted me with their own stories of love and food over the years — through my former store, Dulcie May Kitchen, or through my books and events. Here, you can also order all of my books and keep up to date with special events that I am hosting throughout the year. There is also a little bit about my own story and how my inspirational Gran helped make me the person that I am today. And there is a "newspaper" to keep you in touch with what is happening, from book releases to media appearances.
And please feel free to keep in touch and see what new things are happening via the links at the top of this page.
Love, Natalie xx
Love & Food At Gran’s Table
Inspired by her own beloved grandmothers and their collective belief that “food made with love is the best kind of all” Natalie Oldfield has embarked on a very personal journey to collect the stories and culinary wisdom of more than 60 grandmothers from New Zealand and around the world.