Behind Annie’s Kitchen Door… Annie ran her own successful catering and corporate hospitality company in London for fifteen years before deciding to head for Vejer. Her love of Spanish food, wine, Sherry, music and culture led her to the fabulous diversity of Andalucia.
Passionate about food and wine, Annie has that rare talent of being able to pass along her huge enthusiasm for her subject at the same time as making her cookery sessions great fun, specialising in maximising the deliciousness at the same time as minimising the hard work.
Casa Alegre, Annie’s lovely home is the official centre for Peña Gastronómica de Vejer – The Gourmet Association of Vejer – with regular food and wine events held to promote and experience the delights of the area. The house, set within the old town of Vejer was completely refurbished in 2003, transforming a centuries old Andalucian patio home for 5 families into the stunning residence it is today. The azotea (roof terrace) is where everyone gathers to relax, have a pre lunch or dinner drink and relish stunning 270deg views from the east to the south west, over Vejer and over the Straits of Gibraltar towards North Africa.
If the azotea is the house’s crowning glory, Annie’s kitchen is its heart and whilst retaining many original features, is sleek and contemporary, colourful with Spanish and Moroccan pottery, flooded with sunlight and features the best twenty first century equipment money can buy.
Annie qualified as a Sherry Educator on October 2011