Bestselling cookery writer and TV star cook, Dame Mary has written over 80 cookbooks, including the classic Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook (DK, 2017) which has sold over 1.5 million copies internationally and The Complete Aga Cookbook (Headline, 2015). Her career began when she developed a passion for domestic science at school – something she outlines in her charming autobiography Recipe for Life (Michael Joseph, 2013) – and she went on to train at the Cordon Bleu in Paris.
Both Mary Berry’s Baking Bible (2009) and Mary Berry At Home (2013) hit #1 with BBC books. Other highlights include her hugely successful Mary Berry’s Christmas Collection (Headline, 2013) and Mary Berry Cooks Up a Feast (DK, 2019). She frequently writes with her assistant of over thirty years, Lucy Young. In 2020, Mary received the honour of Damehood in the Queen’s birthday honours.
Mary’s latest book, Cook and Share (BBC Books, 2022) accompanies her new BBC TV series. From an indulgent Mac and Cheese to a mouthwatering Sunday Lunch Crumble Cake, Mary Berry returns with 120 utterly irresistible recipes that help you to create maximum flavour with minimal time and effort.
Her most recent release is a revised edition of Mary Berry’s Baking Bible (Ebury, 2023), which contains 250 foolproof recipes, including timeless classics such as Frosted Walnut Cake and Hot Chocolate Soufflés alongside new recipes and updated photography.
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