My Life on a Plate
By Prue Leith
The eye-opening story of one woman's incredible appetite for life: Prue Leith, judge of C4's GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF and former judge of BBC2's GREAT BRITISH MENU. Now fully revised and updated.
The eye-opening story of one woman's incredible appetite for life: the memoirs of Prue Leith, judge of C4's GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF and former judge of BBC2's GREAT BRITISH MENU. Now fully revised and updated, including Prue falling in love and marrying again in her 70s.
'What a terrific tale it is - of a South African girl who could stand the heat and made the kitchen into a remarkable career' Telegraph
Prue Leith describes herself as greedy in all senses of the word. Cook, caterer, restaurateur, food writer, journalist, novelist, businesswoman, teacher, television presenter, charity worker, lover, wife and mother, she has certainly been greedy for life. Prue came to London in the early 1960s and, not long afterwards, opened Leith's Restaurant. By the mid-seventies she was a food columnist on the Daily Mail, had published several cookbooks and opened Leith's School of Food and Wine.
But it wasn't all work. Prue writes with honesty of her love life, her longing for children, the birth of her son, the adoption of her daughter and much else besides. In this fully revised and updated edition she tells of how she met, fell in love with and married John Playfair as well as her exciting new role as a judge on Great British Bake Off. Prue's down-to-earth attitude to life and her remarkable energy are an inspiration to anyone.
As a cook, restaurateur, food writer and business woman, Prue Leith has played a key role in the revolution of Britain's eating habits since the 1960s, and was recently announced as one of the judges on Channel 4's Great British Bake Off. With twelve cookery books under her belt, Prue gave up writing about food to concentrate on fiction. She has written seven romantic novels and a memoir, Relish. The Prodigal Daughter is the second novel in a trilogy that began with The Food of Love. All Prue's books are in print with Quercus. She lives in Gloucestershire. Follow her on on Twitter @PrueLeith
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17 May 2018
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Writing honestly about her career as well as her upbringing in apartheid South Africa and her longing for a family, Prue shows that life is what you make it — Daily Express
Honest and well-written . . . a revelation . . . A perfectly blended mix of humour, emotion, love and reflection, Leith has served up a tasty dish — Daily Mail
A searingly honest memoir . . . much to entertain — Independent on Sunday
Whether Leith is talking about business, personal tragedy or her accidental attendance at an orgy, her tone is nonsense . . . contains some hilarious vignettes — Observer
Her racy memoir pulls no punches — Sunday Telegraph
This book is like a jolly montage from a wholesome family movie . . . a joyful story rather than a self-pitying one — Mail on Sunday
What a terrific tale it is - of a South African girl who could stand the heat and made the kitchen into a remarkable career — Telegraph