Tuesday, 1 January 2008

About the author

I’m Alex Rushmer, a freelance writer who specialises in food, cooking and all things edible.

In addition to creating the globally popular food blog Just Cook It where I document my culinary adventures, my writing has been featured in a range of publications including Waitrose Food Illustrated, the Financial Times, Home Farmer, Cambridgeshire Agenda and Portfolio Magazine.

Previously I’ve tackled challenges from molecular gastronomy to charcuterie and am available for commissions large and small. Click here to email me any enquiries, requests, comments or thoughts.

In 2010 I cooked my way to the final three of Masterchef, a competition to find the best amateur cook in the UK. I finished runner-up along with Tim Kinnaird losing out to the incredibly talented Dhruv Baker. During my time on the show I created a wide array of orginal and modern British dishes. My next challenges will involve writing a book and opening a restaurant. Best get cracking then...

8 comments:

savateur said...

Hi, I can't mail through outlook, but when all the MC furore has died down, if you fancy come and see me and my colleague at: http://www.localsecrets.com/commercial.cfm?id=8305

I was a molecular geneticist, he worked in 3 michelin starred restaurants.

Glenn said...

Have been watching Masterchef this year (I'm a big fan of the series) and I must say that your food looked absolutely spectacular at every stage of the competition.

I hope everything works out for you and that you end up with your dream kitchen. On the evidence of tonight's final alone, I'd be amazed if offers begin flying in for your services!

Anonymous said...

Lose the beard. You'd look much better without it.

Mike J said...

Alex, just wanted to say I thought you should have won Masterchef - your entire approach was more original, professional and more sporting than all the others.

So bad luck mate - but I am sure a restaurant will want you to cook for them and I look forward to dining on one of your meals in the future!

Anonymous said...

Alex - you were fantastic on MC. You have so much enthusiasm and love for food! You will be successful in whatever you do after it, we loved watching you... all the best!

david michael said...

Hi Alex. Watched you progress with interest through the series but didn't know your surname until the final. I am David Rushmer, now residing in Devon but brought up in Lincolnshire. My uncle, Tony Rushmer was a GP practicing in Outwell and Upwell near Wisbech. My cousin John Rushmer lives at Over. Maybe we're all related? You did brilliantly in the series and we thought it could have gone either way. Keep on cooking!

Thomas said...

Whoever said "lose the beard" I agree, though I think it's the person that matters not the facial hair. Of course I have shaved my beard off for the first time in 25 years.

Alex, please keep us informed on your future restaurant plans. I know you will fulfill your dreams.

meemalee said...

Hey - I like the beard!