“We first met Polly in the Autumn of 2003. The British Tomato Growers’ Association were planning to launch the first ever British Tomato Week in the Spring of 2004 and wanted to produce a tomato recipe booklet using fresh British tomatoes in very simple recipes. Polly was extremely enthusiastic about our brief and produced a wide range of delicious, yet simple ideas, making it difficult for us to choose just 11 recipes for the ‘Simply Tomatoes’ booklet. From January to May 2004 it was all systems go – making the recipes, getting the right photography and actually producing the booklet just days before the deadline. During this hectic time Polly’s calming influence and unflappable approach kept us on track and the result was a superb booklet which is as relevant today as it was when it was first produced.
Since that time Polly has become the BTGA’s very own Chef – creating new recipes for British Tomato week in 2005 and 2006, promoting and demonstrating our product on several occasions, and advising on the many culinary enquiries we receive at the BTGA office.
We consider Polly to be an honorary member of the BTGA and hope that she will be instrumental in our 10th Anniversary celebrations during 2007.”