I’ll Try Anything Once


The memoir of restaurateur, food writer, business woman and novelist, Prue Leith, whose refreshing charm, humour, energy, and zest for life remind us of what is possible.

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SKU: 9781529426083 Category: Tags: , , Publisher/imprint : Quercus
Page count : 592
Published on 15th September, 2022


Originally published as Relish, a fully revised and updated edition of the eye-opening story of one woman’s incredible appetite for life: Dame Prue Leith, judge of hit show GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF, tells all from childhood in South Africa to becoming a DBE.

‘What a terrific tale it is – of a South African girl who could stand the heat and made the kitchen into a remarkable career’ Telegraph

Prue Leith describes herself as greedy in all senses of the word. Cook, caterer, restaurateur, food writer, journalist, novelist, businesswoman, teacher, television presenter, charity worker, lover, wife and mother, she has certainly lived life to the full. Prue came to London in the early 1960s and, not long afterwards, opened Leith’s Restaurant. By the mid-seventies she was a food columnist on the Daily Mail, had published several cookbooks and opened Leith’s School of Food and Wine.

But it wasn’t all work. Prue writes with honesty of her love life, her longing for children, the birth of her son, the adoption of her daughter and much else besides. In this fully revised and updated edition she tells of how she met, fell in love with and married John Playfair as well as her exciting role as a judge on Great British Bake Off, now a hit show in the United States as well as the UK. Prue’s down-to-earth attitude to life and her remarkable energy are an inspiration to women readers everywhere.

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Weight 0.44 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.6 × 4 cm