Prue Leith’s memoir Relish romps through her South African childhood under apartheid, her passion for food, her loves and losses, the adoption of her Cambodian daughter, and her partner’s bipolar disorder. Along the way she built a catering group that employed 500 people and won her Businesswoman of the Year, she founded several successful charities, chaired the RSA and the Restaurants Association and sat on boards as diverse as British Rail and Whitbread. Her triumphs include a Michelin star for her restaurant, an OBE followed by a CBE and getting the rolling exhibition of contemporary sculpture on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. All recounted with humour and relish.
In addition to Relish, Prue is the author of twelve cookbooks, including Leith’s Cookery Bible, and six novels: Leaving Patrick, Sisters, A Lovesome Thing, The Gardener, Choral Society, and A Serving of Scandal. She has appeared on a number of television programmes, most recently the BBC’s Great British Menu, and is Patron of Prue Leith Chefs Academy and a trustee of Slow Food UK, which promotes good, fair, clean food under the international Slow Food movement.