Gizzi Erskine Gizzi Erskine is a top female chef, TV presenter and author of three cook books

Gorgeous and talented foodie Gizzi Erskine, a leading light in the crossover between food and style, is best known for being the presenter of Channel 4's Cook Yourself Thin and an author of the massively popular book by the same name. Her take on food is edgy and refreshing, and her approach has struck a real chord with the public.

Many people are very surprised to hear that she had a career as a body piercer before finishing a full diploma course at Leith's School of Food and Wine in 2003. She went on to win a placement at BBC Good Food magazine, where she started to establish herself as a food writer and stylist. After over 7 years in the industry, Gizzi has contributed to Marie Claire, Sunday Times Style, Elle USA, Arena, Company, Fabulous, InStyle and many more.

Gizzi writes a monthly column for Company Magazine, titled 'Gizzi's Kitsch-en'. Every issue she shows us inventive ways to make cooking cool, and easy. She is also a regular contributor to Fabulous Magazine which is the News of the World's lifestyle glossy.

Her beautiful book, GIZZI'S KITCHEN MAGIC, is out now (published by Virgin). It's the new technique based food bible for foodies young and old and there are over 200 straight forward and delicious recipes to choose from.

The hit show IRON CHEF hosted by Olly Smith had Gizzi as one of the guest judges. The show’s format was fast and furious – Iron Man meets Master Chef where contestants battled it out in the kitchen against some of the top chefs in the country.

Last year saw Gizzi collaborate with Innocent for an exciting challenge. She designed the menu for a pop-up cafe which appeared in Shoreditch in early October. The delicious menu had to use seasonal produce that gave diners their five-a-day for £5. 'Five for Five' was all about educating guests how to get their daily amount of fruit and veg in two courses.

Gizzi's a very familiar face on THIS MORNING having had a popular mini series last year. She also goes on the show regularly for live cooking demos.

She recently starred in C4's brand new daily cookery show with Michelin starred chef Richard Corrigan. COOKERY SCHOOL was a massive 50 episodes and was been dubbed the new Masterchef. The contestants were put through their paces and learn a variety of new skills from cooking offal to shellfish.

This summer, Gizzi will be taking her 60's vibe to Camp Bestival and will be setting up a Tiki Lounge serving delicious Hawaiian inspired food with Rockabilly music played all day long. Camp Bestival takes place in Dorset next month 28th to 31st July.