A WHITCHURCH woman has been bringing the taste of central Asia to Whitchurch throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rebekah Jones, 38, of Haroldgate runs My Little Persian Kitchen has been running pop up supper clubs from Alderford lake for the past two years.

Because of the lockdown Rebekah has been unable to run these sessions and has also been forced to cancel several events.

Unable to talk about spices any more, Rebekah has turned her attention online and has set up a virtual spice market, as well as publishing her recipes.

Rebekah explains how the idea came about.

"While I was on holiday with my husband Darren and son Kasper, I contacted Alderford Lake to see if they were interested in setting up a collaboration and letting me use the venue to run Persian Supper Clubs," said Rebekah.

"They agreed and since then every event has sold out.

"While we have been in lockdown I have had to cancel three events and my Persian cookery school at Perry's Field to Fork in Eccleshall.

"The thing I have missed most is cooking for my guests and talking about the spices.

"Two friends of mine suggested I set up a spice subscription and at the point I steam mopped my garage floor I realised I needed to do something.

"I set about designing logos and branding and recipe cards, set up the business entity, sourced suppliers – all while home schooling my six-year-old and working full time and getting my first recipe book published – and launched it.

"It has had a huge amount of interest already and I already have subscribers."

Culinary fans can purchase a spice subscription in three-month, nine-month or 12-month durations on Rebekah's Etsy page or through her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mylittlepersiankitchen