Elisabeth Luard

is an award-winning food-writer, journalist and broadcaster who often illustrates her own work.  Her most recent cookbook, A Cook's Year in a Welsh Kitchen with photography by Clare Richardson, was published by Bloomsbury in 2010. Previous books include European Peasant Cookery (US The Old World Kitchen),  Festival Food and Tapas, all of which are in print with Grub Street. Others include Classic Spanish and Soups (Octopus),  The Latin American Kitchen, The Food of Spain and Portugal and Food Adventures: Introducing your Child to Flavours around the World (Kyle Cathie) - written with daughter-in-law Frances Boswell, and Truffles (Frances Lincoln).   She is currently Trustee Director of The Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, contributes a monthly column to Richard Ingrams The Oldie Magazine, and is a member of the team at online culinary magazine Zester Daily. She has published 2 novels, one of which, Emerald, won the WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award.  Her work as a journalist appears regularly in The Daily Mail, The Scotsman, Country Living, Cambria Magazine, The Jewish Chronicle and the TLS.

May 2013:  My three memoires with recipes, Family Life - birth, death and the whole damn thing, Still Life - cloudberries and klipfisk and what to do when the kids leave home and  My Life as a Wife - love, liquor and what to do about the other woman are back in print in paperback from Bloomsbury.

November 2013:  The Old World Kitchen - strapline on the handsome new cover, Mark Bittman's comment "The greatest cookbook you never heard of!" -  is back in print  with Melville House and has just been welcomed in q/a interview with The Boston Globe.