Vivien Lloyd is an inspirational preserves tutor, author, preserver and baker who encourages novices and artisans to refine their skills, instilling passion for genuinely top quality products.
Vivien is in demand as a tutor at cookery schools and demonstrator at food events in the UK and as a judge at international competitions. As the Jam Mistress or Vivien Lloyd, she has been featured in the Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, BBC The One Show, BBC Radio4 Food Programme, ITV Alan Titchmarsh Show, and has been interviewed on BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans and BBC Bristol.
Vivien’s key book, First Preserves is an authoritative guide to making marmalades, jams, chutneys and how to enter competitions. The book is aimed at anyone who would like to know more about home preserving. Novices and experienced preservers will find reliable recipes and explanations which you should expect from an inspirational preserves tutor, but are not often found elsewhere. To encourage wider participation, Vivien explains the rules of entering competitions and what to expect from the judges. Throughout the book, Vivien informs and inspires readers to preserve the produce they grow or buy from local markets, and experience the excitement of winning a competition.
Vivien’s Book, a specially made Festival Marmalade and other preserves will be available to purchase in the Festival Marquee.