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Judy Jackson

Food writer and novelist

Judy Jackson has written 7 cookbooks and a novel. She is a member of the Guild of Food Writers and has contributed to all the major newspapers: The Times, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Evening Standard. She writes a daily blog on food and books called The Armchair Kitchen.

Her book for children Lookit Cookit- Kitchen Games for Curious Children, was shortlisted for a World Gourmand Award.

Her novel, The Camel Trail, won the World Gourmand Award for Best Food Literature Book in the UK in 2007.

Judy is married with four sons, four American daughters in law and twelve grandchildren. She lives in London with her husband.

The World's Top Chef and His Unpaid Army

On display there should also have been copies of a book that goes to the heart of Adria's operation, describing the life of the apprentices who worked for him each year, without pay, producing the plates that drew gasps from the diners in the restaurant, and spawned millions of words of praise for the man who created the 'Martian type' food.
17/10/2013 13:38 BST

Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941 - June 26, 2012)

Nora Ephron, the screenwriter, director and author has died of myeloid leukaemia at the age of 71. Two years ago she wrote a book of reflections called <em>I Remember Nothing</em>. It made me laugh and cry then, when I first read it but now that she has gone, I value even more the gems she left behind:
27/06/2012 16:25 BST

Last Dinner on the Titanic

This week is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. But is it right to be celebrating, creating a banquet that takes days to prepare, relishing the excess of food, maybe even reading the countdown notes, while watching a TV reconstruction of the tragedy of lives torn apart or lost on that maiden voyage a hundred years ago this week?
11/04/2012 22:15 BST

Wanna be a Kindle Millionnaire?

A self-published fantasy writer has become an e-book phenomenon, earning $2 million. So what hope is there for the rest of us unknown writers?
12/12/2011 13:04 GMT

The Real Mrs Beeton

What do you imagine when you picture Mrs. Beeton, author of the 1850s classic, The Book of Household Management? Most of us guess she was portly, middle aged and upper middle class.
09/09/2011 17:37 BST