The Freelancer's Cookbook

Easy, healthy recipes for freelancers and people working from home

About me – Rose Parkin


I’m a freelancer living in Oxford, UK. I’ve had a varied career in publishing and cookery. My catering experience has included working in a bakery and several coffee shops, as well as running my own business. In 2015, alongside my catering partner Beth, I ran the Hogacre Cafe. It’s a summer pop-up cafe located in a former cricket pavilion in the middle of a windy common right in the heart of Oxford.

The cafe challenged me to come up with new, simple recipes using locally sourced ingredients, week after week. This is where my love of writing recipes began. As a freelancer working mainly from home I realised that I could use my catering skills to help me eat and work more efficiently. This naturally led to sharing my recipes, and then starting The Freelancer’s Cookbook. Take a look at this blog post to find out more about the thinking behind the website.

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