Author of cookbooks such as Recipes to Know by Heart and The Contented Cook, she is a chef who has worked in Bath-located kitchens. She would work as a food columnist for The Daily Telegraph.
She studied both Japanese and English language in school. She would backpack through Asia and South America before setting in London.
She trained at Leith's School of Food and Wine.
She became a resident of Bristol, England.
She once had the privilege of meeting Stephen Fry.