Pamela Foster has always been surrounded by great food. She became an Abbey Cook at an early age, learning to prepare the organically grown produce and free range livestock raised on her family’s small country estate. Her maternal grandmother sang while she cooked; it was her introduction to the love of cookery. While she once catered her own hand crafted Swiss chocolate truffle confections, she now prefers to simply share her passion of these delightful treats with family and friends.
She holds a degree in History and is fascinated by how people lived, what they ate, and how traditional dishes evolved. The Edwardian period was an exceptional time for food: it played a key role in how wealth was displayed.
Her passion for history, food, healthy eating, and period dramas — including Downton Abbey — resulted in her popular blog www.abbeycooks.com. As a fan she included a number of famous “Downton dishes” for fans to enjoy as they watch the show together.
She firmly believes that everyone should embrace the role of head cook in their own Abbey. Learning to prepare what we eat has health, cost and many other benefits.
She is married to her Lord D, living happily ever after in the Greater Toronto Area of Canada.