Catalan chef who opened her famous Michelin three-star restaurant, Sant Pau, in 1988.
She was born into a family of farmers and began cooking as a young girl.
She published many books about Mediterranean cooking, including the hugely popular Cuinar per ser feliç.
She married grocer Toni Balam in 1975.
She and soccer player Sergio Busquets were both born near Barcelona, Spain.