Last week, I recreated a stunning grilled lemongrass and coconut chicken dish from My Daddy Cooks star Nick Coffer’s new cookbook. Today, we’re going to find out more about what makes Nick tick. Plus, I’ve got two My Daddy Cooks books to give away to the first people to get in touch by answering the question at the bottom of this post (UPDATE: We have two winners already. See the comments below)
Nick, a life-long foodie, found that the kitchen was the perfect place for he and his toddler Archie to entertain each other. Soon they started a video blog about their home cooking. Within a matter of weeks, MyDaddyCooks attracted a worldwide following and led to Nick’s propulsion into the spotlight on TV and with his own BBC Three Counties radio show.Reluctant Housedad: Hey Nick, what’s your story?
My Daddy Cooks: I was running a small business and got hit by the recession when Archie was a year old. My wife Jo was due to go back to work as a part-time school psychotherapist so I became a stay at home dad and the business slowly closed. Jo was in effect the main bread winner but I had a little bit of money left in the business when I closed it.
RH: How did being a housedad affect your relationship with your wife?
MDC: At times great, others difficult. Jo has been known to say there is not room for two mothers in one house!
RH: And with Archie?
MDC: He just loves hanging out with his parents! Continue reading