Relish: My Life on a Plate - Prue Leith

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Prue Leith has led an extraordinarily rich and varied life.  Born in South Africa, she left for France as a young woman, worked as an au pair and studied at the Sorbonne.  But it was in London that she enrolled at the Cordon Bleu and became a caterer. She opened Leith's restaurant in the swinging sixties and it quickly established itself as the place to be seen.  Her clientele included all of the movers and shakers of the day. Six years later came the cookery school which still bears her name.  Successful business woman, newspaper columnist, government advisor, novelist, she also sustained a happy marriage and raised two children.

Here, for the very first time, Prue can be heard reading extracts from her autobiography.

Relish: My Life on a Plate is searingly honest, tender and very funny.

 

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"I'm not the best cook I know, I'm not the best manager and I'm not the best accountant. But I know a good one when I see one. I've been fantastic at delegation." So says Prue Leith during her conversation with Fuchsia Dunlop, herself a  highly respected cook, food-writer and authority on Chinese cuisine. In this absorbing conversation Prue tells Fuchsia how she left South Africa in the fifties to go to Paris and whilst there discovered that food meant more than just eating. She made another startling discovery; "You didn't have to be black to be a cook."

Matthew Fort and Prue Leith

Matthew Fort Prue Leith

Matthew Fort talks to Prue Leith about, the job and obligation of the restaurant critic, celebrity chefs, The Great British Menu and more. 

Peppered with personal experiences and anecdotes, this witty, candid and occasionally outspoken conversation is to be savoured.