The cook shares five things she couldn't live without.
The 33-year-old cook is one half of Hemsley + Hemsley sisters, and her first solo cookbook, Eat Happy, encourages readers to share and enjoy food – as she does, regularly hosting friends and family in her east London home.
Melissa shares her five must-haves, which include a fair amount of cookery stuff, naturally, but also epsom bath salts and a good pair of wireless headphones – so she can practise yoga in her busy household in peace. Most importantly, Melissa shares that she must have a drawer full of dark chocolate...
“I adore chocolate,” she says. “I have a chocolate drawer that is always well stocked and all my friends go straight to it.”
As a Fairtrade ambassador, Hemsley wants to spread the word about making responsible shopping choices, even when it comes to buying chocolate: “All the things we take for granted, all our lovely treats, I’m really passionate that people get paid fair money while we enjoy it.”
Melissa says that one of her go-to brands is Cocoa Loco; she prefers plain dark chocolate: “I’m a 70% to 85% person, I do enjoy a bit of mint, but I’m not very adventurous when it comes to chocolate,” she adds.
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Writer - Brogan Driscoll