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Fran Warde

Fran Warde has worked all over the globe, from mountains to high seas and beach barbecues, all in the pursuit of culinary perfection. Raised in the rural West Country and an enthusiastic cook as a child, she studied hotel and catering management and after an eighteen-month stint at The Café Royale, headed first to the mountains and then onto Australia. Whilst there, she connected with the Australian approach to cookery and fresh ingredients, even spending time on a prawn trawler to learn all there was to be known about fish and seafood. She returned to England and set up a restaurant in London, later moving into catering. She has also set up her own successful cookery school. She is the co-author, with bestselling novelist Joanne Harris, of The French Market (2002) and The French Kitchen(2005), which won a Golden Ladle at the 2005 World Food Media Awards. She has written extensively for food magazines, including BBC Good Food, the Saturday Times Magazine, Waitrose Food Illustrated, and was food editor of Red magazine, before taking over as Food Editor for Tescos Magazine. Her latest culinary adventure is a another collaboration with Joanne Harris, The Little Book of Chocolate which is due out in March 2014. Fran lives in West London with her husband, who is an osteopath, they have two growing hungry boys. Fran enjoys keeping fit and is a keen rower and skier. Books: The Ginger Pig Farmhouse Cook Book (Mitchell Beazly 2013) The Ginger Pig Meat Book (Mitchell Beazley: 2011) New Bistro (Mitchell Beazley: 2009) The French Market (Doubleday: 2005) The French Kitchen (Doubleday: 2003) Real Food For Families Food for Friends Eat Drink Live Griddling series for Marks & Spencer Agent: Johnson & Alcock