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Join chef Michelle O'Dwyer as she whips up comforting, easy to cook, culinary treats with local food producers, showing you how to get creative in your kitchen with ease! #madefoodlife

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The next time you can catch "The Food Life" on Made In Liverpool is…

  • 12:00 pm, Friday 15th December - The Food Life (Episode 5).
  • 12:00 pm, Tuesday 19th December - The Food Life (Episode 6).

Chef Michelle O’Dwyer takes us on a foodie adventure, whipping up two recipes per episode in the kitchen, each episode themed alongside the food producer for that week. Our food producer guests help Michelle cook the recipe, talking about their ingredient and how it is locally produced, seasonal etc. They will throw to VTs filmed in the producers premises, showing the viewer how it is made. The recipes are all based on traditional recipes but with a twist, Michelle puts her own unique stamp on each one. The ultimate food for foodies, we challenge you not to be drooling after each episode.

Recipes (PDF Links)

Episode 5
Les’ Chantilly Sun-dried Tomato & Olive Bread
Patatas Bravas
Episode 4
Adeline’s Pulled Jerk Chicken Sliders
Michelle’s Scouse
Episode 3
Anna’s Swedish Fondue
Oozy Comfort Mac & Cheese
Episode 2
Dark Spartan Stout Brownies
Centurion Beer Batter Fish Fingers and Quick and Easy Beer Bread
Episode 1
Indian Scotch Egg
Shell’s Whisky Marmalade Bread & Butter Pudding

Getting To Know Michelle O’Dwyer

Originally trained in Fine Arts, Michelle’s passion for food led her to her true calling, and she retrained to become a chef.

During that time, Michelle undertook in-depth training, specifically in Thai & Vietnamese cuisine which allowed her natural flair really shine.  From there she went on to train in the UK and America and opened her own successful bistro on the Wirral. Michelle went on to produce stunning Thai and Asian Fusian food after travelling extensively throughout south east Asia studying cookery in the villages and towns of Thailand, Laos and Singapore. On her return, Michelle set up a catering events company,Bay Tree Catering, specialising in food from traditional British and world cuisine, influenced by her travels.

Along with her team, Michelle has cooked for high profile clients such as the Bank of New York and the Australian Cricket Team and loves the variety that her job brings. Michelle organises and teaches healthy eating programmes for communities in north Liverpool and gets real satisfaction from showing others how easy it is to make nutritious family meals on a budget. Adding another string to her bow, Michelle is also a freelance chef and has cooked up a storm at a number of prestigious sporting events including the London Olympics 2012, Queens Tennis, Grand Prix and the Ryder Cup

Currently Michelle is also involved with a project which aims to teach others how to cook seasonal produce, fresh fruit and vegetables straight from the field to the plate. Despite having such a busy schedule Michelle still has time for voluntary and charity work and on Christmas Day 2016, cooked for a hundred people who would otherwise have eaten alone.

Read “Profile with… Michelle O’Dwyer” here.