Rose Prince is a cookery author and recipe columnist on the Daily Telegraph magazine. She has won two awards for her work, most recently Fortnum & Mason’s cookery writer of the year. She is the author of four cookery books; the bestselling New English Kitchen, (2006, re-issued in 2015,) The New English Table (2008,) Kitchenella (2010) and The Pocket Bakery (2013.) She has also written several guides to buying food including the Savvy Shopper (2007) and three editions of the Good Producers Guide. She is currently writing a book on entertaining, due for publication in 2017, for Weidenfeld & Nicholson (Orion Books.)
Her career in food writing began in 1996 when at the time of the UK BSE crisis she became one of a small band of food journalists who championed the integrity of Britain’s small producers – Vogue Magazine named her one of the 30 most influential women in Britain. For three years, 1997-2000 she wrote the Farm to Fork column on the Daily Express, winning a Glenfiddich Award for her work. In 2001 Rose joined the Daily Telegraph as a columnist (The Savvy Shopper, Shop Local, The New English Cook) and also as a food writer and recipe columnist on the Saturday magazine. She is also a columnist on the Tablet Magazine and writes regularly for the Spectator.
Her work has taken her all over the world on assignments, including Alaska, Madagascar, Indonesia, the Maldives and Faroe Islands to write about sustainable fisheries; then also to Cuba, India, South Africa, Scandinavia and extensively in Italy and France. She say she never stops learning about food, and will always celebrate the good while having a go at bad practice in the food industry. In 1999 she produced a 2 hour film biography about food writer Elizabeth David with Diverse Productions for Channel 4, presented by Chris Patten.
In 2012 she started a small artisan bakery in her London home with her two children (then 11 and 13.) The Pocket Bakery was created for her children to earn their own pocket money, baking sourdoughs once a week, and it became a Saturday morning social hub for locals, and for Rose a valuable foray into the precise art of baking.
In 2014, Rose and her husband, the journalist Dominic Prince, decided to move from London to Dorset. They found the Old Rectory Winterborne Houghton in a local magazine, and saw it as the perfect house to be a small cooking school with rooms. They moved in to the house in 2015 and the school officially opened in September 2016.
Rose Prince is represented by www.robertsmithliteraryagency.com