Ruth HicksonStroud, Goucestershire, GB
I am a surface pattern designer and illustrator living in the beautiful Stroud valleys in the UK, l love cooking, and drawing everything food related from packaging and utensils to delicious finished dishes.
I have worked in the textiles/surface pattern industry since graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with an MA in printed textiles in 1996, first in New York and then London for a variety of different studios, and I now freelance from my studio here in the Cotswolds
Recipes By Ruth Hickson
FAVE MEMORY: For as long as i can remember my mom has made this absolute classic for every family celebration we have - it would not be a party if there wasn't a pavlova!! She has offered to make other things - she makes a mean trifle and is an excellent baker - but my sister and I insist on the pavlova, and our kids love it too now. It's completely delicious, surprisingly simple to make and looks really impressive on the table. Crisp meringue, with a gooey centre, lashings of cream and a mountain of fresh fruit - it's an absolute stunner. It has to be the Delia Smith recipe as mom swears by it and even the book itself holds so many memories for me.