Hello and welcome to Hotly Spiced. My name is Charlie Louie and I am married to Carl and together we have three children, Archie, Arabella and Alfie. Recently I received a letter of rejection from a US publisher stating they would publish my fabulous and thought provoking manuscript if only I was famous. ‘People are only buying books written by famous people’, they explained, ‘that’s what moves them off the shelves’. So instead of lying awake at night pondering how to enter the world’s stage, I write my Hotly Spiced Blog. I hope you love the recipes and can relate to some of the stories.