Sophie is an English cookery writer and celebrity chef. She is a keen supporter of organic and local food suppliers and, like Jamie Oliver, is an advocate for decent children’s food. In 2001, Sophie won the Guild of Food Writers Cookery Journalist Award.
Sophie Grigson is the daughter of the acclaimed food writer Jane Grigson. She has also dedicated her career to cooking simple, easy dishes using new and exciting ingredients.
Grigson was born in Swindon, Wiltshire in 1959 and attended Oxford High School. From there she went on to study mathematics at UMIST, Manchester. After graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics (she was Vice President of the UMIST Alumni Association), she worked for a time as a production manager of pop videos for groups including Bonnie Tyler and The Style Council.
Sophie has a natural ability to teach in an informal and friendly way, and her TV career began in 1993 with the award-winning 12-part Grow Your Greens, Eat Your Greens for Channel 4.
Her more recent television work includes Sophie Grigson in the Orient and Sophie Grigson in the Souk for Travel Channel.
She is also the author of numerous cookery books on subjects ranging from herbs to fish and meat.
Grigson is a patron of the Children’s Food Festival.
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Sophie Grigson runs food and wine tours in association with World of Experience Tours, now part of Great Experience Travel. She was previously married to William Black and they had two children, Florrie-Sophia and Sidney.