Relish: My Life on a Plate

Author(s): Prue Leith

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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 affairs, her longing for children, the birth of her son, the adoption of her daughter and many other things besides. Prue's down-to-earth attitude is an inspiration. Relish reflects one lucky woman's incredible appetite for life.


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'Whether Leith is talking about business, personal tragedy or her accidental attendance at an orgy, her tone is no-nonsense ... contains some hilarious vignettes' Observer. '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. 'a searingly honest memoir ... much to entertain' Independent on Sunday. 'this heart-warming story must be one of her finest moments ... You'll devour it' P&O Magazine. 'an interesting and entertaining autobiography' Scottish Home and Country. '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. '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. 'Her racy memoir pulls no punches' Sunday Telegraph.

Prue Leith has played a key role in the revolution of Britain's eating habits. In 1995, having published twelve cookbooks, she began concentrating on fiction. She has now published five novels, the most recent of which is A Serving of Scandal. Prue lives near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

Preface. A South African Childhood. Learning Curves. Foreign Affairs. Lovingly Bound. Killing Lobsters. Out of the Frying Pan. Into the Fire. Cracks in the Affair. It's a Boy. But Can You Boil an Egg? Heaven Lends a Hand. Country Wife. Growing Pains. Conference Call. Star Turn. The Great British Sandwich. Education, Education, Education. Losing Rayne. Widowhood. Who is that Girl? A Sudden Interest in Poetry. Novel Endings. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780857384058
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Prue Leith
  • : Paperback
  • : 384