Having published a phenomenal 21 cookery books, Sophie Grigson is certainly synonymous with great food and has a natural ability to teach cookery in an informal and friendly way.
Sophie was weaned in the world of cookery, of course, with her famous mother, the best-selling Jane Grigson. Jane's talent and passion was quickly picked up by Sophie, who published her first cookery article in 1983.
Her TV career began in 1993 with the award winning sixteen part series Grow Your Greens, Eat Your Greens for Channel 4 and her career continues to flourish with regular appearances on cookery shows including BBC1's Saturday Kitchen and The Great British Bake Off, Good Food's Market Kitchen and ITV's Britain's Best Dish on which she has been a recurring guest judge for several years.
Sophie is also a popular food writer. She has written numerous features for 'Waitrose Food Illustrated' where she also penned a monthly column. Her latest book, The Vegetable Bible, was published by Collins in February 2009 and she is currently working on her next lot of recipes, ready for publication.
Sophie has achieved a great deal in her career. In 2001, she won the Guild of Food Writers' Cookery Journalist Award. International acclaim came with her 2004 Jacobs Creek bronze award for best hardback recipe book and Sophie was also chosen to be on the Chair of Judges for the BBC's Food and Farming Awards in 2007.
Sophie is Patron of the phenomenally successful Children's Food Festival and fills her spare time teaching, writing for magazines and cooking at press, corporate and local food festivals and events.
- THE VEGETABLE BIBLE, 2009, Collins
- THE FAIRTRADE EVERYDAY COOKBOOK (Contributing Editor), 2008, Dorling Kindersley
- VEGETABLES, 2006, Collins
- THE FIRST-TIME COOK, 2004, Collins
- SOPHIE GRIGSON'S COUNTRY KITCHEN, 2003, Headline
- ORGANIC, 2001 Headline, Co-authored with William Black
- THE COMPLETE SOPHIE GRIGSON COOKBOOK, 2001, BBC Books
- SOPHIE GRIGSON'S SUNSHINE FOODS, 2000, BBC
- SOPHIE GRIGSON'S HERBS, 1999, BBC
- COOKS FOR KOSOVO (Contributing Editor), 1999, Headline
- SOPHIE GRIGSON'S FEASTS FOR A FIVER, 1999, BBC Books
- FISH, 1998, Headline, Co-authored with William Black
- SOPHIE GRIGSON'S TASTE OF THE TIMES, 1997, Network Books
- SOPHIE GRIGSON'S MEAT COURSE, 1995, Network Books
- TRAVELS A LA CARTE, 1994, Network Books
- EAT YOUR GREENS, 1993, Network Books
- SOPHIE'S TABLE, 1990, Michael Joseph & 1992, Penguin
- THE STUDENT'S COOKBOOK, 1992, Sainsbury
- SOPHIE GRIGSON'S INGREDIENTS BOOK, 1991, Pyramid, translated into German and Dutch
- THE CARVED ANGEL COOKBOOK, 1990, Collins, written with Joyce Molyneux
- FOOD FOR FRIENDS, 1987, Ebury Press
Sophie has also contributed to many magazines and newspapers including M, Food & Travel, Taste, The Soil Association, Sunday Express, Cosmopolitan, New Woman, Sunday Telegraph, Woman, Family Circle, Weekend, Daily Mail, RHS Magazine, Bon Appetit (USA) & Delicious Magazine (Australia).
2009 LET'S DANCE FOR COMIC RELIEF, BBC1
Appearances on BBC Day Time Live, BBC1; Food & Drink, BBC2; Arena Food Night, BBC2; Supersize Me, BBC4; This Morning, ITV1; Richard & Judy, Channel 4.