Lindsey Bareham made her name as restaurant critic and food writer for Time Out. In Praise of the Potato (Michael Joseph, 1989) – of which Elizabeth David wrote ‘I love the book. It’s full of delicious recipes and good information’ – was her first cook book.
Lindsey Bareham is a writer admired by home and professional cooks alike. Matthew Fort wrote in the Guardian that her writing is ‘calm, measured, assured, sensible, clever, useful, amusing … I am almost of a mind that Lindsey Bareham’s books are all you need in a kitchen’. Her books have been shortlisted for the André Simon Award, the Good Food Book of the Year, the Glenfiddich food Book of the Year and the Guild of Food Writers’ Cookery Book of the Year. She helped Simon Hopkinson write Roast Chicken and Other Stories, which won the 1994 André Simon Award and the 1995 Glenfiddich Award for Food Book of the Year and was voted ‘Most Useful Cook Book Ever’ by Waitrose Food Illustrated. In 2016 she won the ‘British Food Writer’ category in the Guild of Food Writers’ Awards.
For many years she wrote a daily recipe for the Evening Standard and now writes the ‘Dinner Tonight’ column for The Times. Her latest book is a collection of her favourite of these recipes. Dinner Tonight is published by Mitchell Beazley.
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