Jamie Gibson. Lucky husband to my beautiful wife Lizzie and proud father to our two boys. My wife also runs a blog Cocoa + Cotton We met as teenage sweethearts on our first day at Oxford University and I will always remember the moment I stepped out of a grand sandstone building onto St Giles to see the girl who would bring colour and happiness into my life. We always laugh about how hard I worked to win her heart, writing hand-written letters and telling her I’d never give up! Sitting on a bench in her college after I’d finally won her over, I asked her if she believed in fate. I do. My first and only love, I knew we were a perfect match from the day we met and I count my blessings for the life we now share.
Since May 2016 when my wife, after listening to me badger her about food all day, every day, created a place where I could share my culinary experiments.
Warwickshire, England. While at Oxford University, I commuted from there to London to continue a burgeoning rugby career with my first club, London Irish. From there, my wife and I moved to Leicester where I played for two years in a Tigers shirt. In 2015 I signed with Northampton Saints, which brought us to a small pretty village on the outskirts of Northampton before we headed West to edge of the Cotswolds where we’ve finally put down some roots. During the Covid era my commute changed and I headed across the Cotswolds down to Kingsholm and Gloucester Rugby.
Why and what?
To document a bit of our life and my kitchen experiments. Being a rugby player means I get to spend a lot of time at home with my family. This means more time playing with my children, exploring the great outdoors with them and cooking whatever comes to mind in the kitchen – both indoors and out. When the rugby took off, and I found myself needing to eat lots to put on weight, I began to collect cook books and experiment in the kitchen with anything I could get my hands on. Now I mix this passion with entertaining my sons, learning to bake from my wife and helping her find the time to further her fine art. For a long time she has been a keen advocate of an organic and paleo lifestyle, which meant we threw out all the bottles and jars in the kitchen and wherever possible start with fresh ingredients, making our own sauces, preserves and stocks. Except when it comes to baking which is often a little less paleo.
Why Butter Wouldn’t Melt?
Anyone with children will know that moment when your little one looks at you with the most disarming smile while toddling away from the most almighty mess. Butter also happens to be one of my favourite ingredients – spread on toast, thrown in a frying pan for steaks or simply added to warm vegetables as a garnish!
A few more things.
All views on Butter Wouldn’t Melt are my own opinions and based on my experiences and cooking and baking together with my wife. Hopefully they’ll be helpful to you.
Every product that you see listed for sale at the Buttercross has earned a hard fought place in my hallowed collection of cooking favourites; from absolute essentials to the more niche gadgets that make life in the kitchen that much easier and a lot more fun. Nothing is chosen without rigorous testing and regular family use.
Any products that you choose to purchase through the Buttercross will be sold at the true RRP set by the suppliers. They will be shipped directly from the suppliers and if you have any issues, please contact me on [email protected] and I will contact the suppliers on your behalf.
I’m fortunate enough to have been asked to review and sent various products for free. This will in no way ever affect my review, which is entirely based on my experiences and the merits of the product. My aim is that you find the articles on Butter Wouldn’t Melt informative and helpful in deciding what may or may not be the best cooking equipment for you.
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