Elisabeth Luard is a much acclaimed food writer with a long list of books, memoirs and journal articles, and a former Trustee Director of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. In 2016 she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Guild of Food Writers. Elizabeth started life as a natural history artist. Her interest in landscape and its influence on the cuisine of the area led to the writing of her first book, European Peasant Cookery.
Elisabeth Luard visited Talking Of Food recently to record extracts from one of her latest book Squirrel Pie and Other Stories. She also talked to Anne Dolamore, and their conversation ranged from her childhood abroad and her years spent in Andalusia with a young family, to her perception of the current state of cookery in the UK.