Tom is the son of Prince Charles’ wife Camilla, and an Internationally Renowned Food Writer. He is also the author of The Year of Eating Dangerously and E is for Eating: An Alphabet of Greed, and has columns in The Mail on Sunday, “Night and Day” and Tatler.
Tom Parker Bowles was educated at Summer Fields prep school in Oxford. He then attended Eton College and Worcester College, Oxford, where he was a member of the Piers Gaveston Society From 1997 until 2000, Parker Bowles was a junior publicist for Dennis Davidson Associates public relations firm.
For the past 10 years, he has been a food writer and broadcaster with a weekly column in The Mail on Sunday. He has recently moved from being a Contributing Editor at GQ to being Food Editor at Esquire magazine.
His first book, published in 2004, was E Is For Eating – An Alphabet of Greed. His next, The Year of Eating Dangerously, was published by Ebury in October 2006. And his third, Full English; A Journey Through the British and Their Food was published in 2009 and won the Guild of Food Writers 2010 award for best work on British food.
His next book, Let’s Eat, is a compendium of his favourite recipes, collected from around the world, and written with the amateur cook in mind. It will be published in 2012 by Anova.
On 10 September 2005, after 5 years of dating, Parker Bowles married Sara Buys, a fashion features editor at Harpers & Queen who wore a dress designed by Sarah Burton, in St. Nicholas’ Anglican Church in Rotherfield Grey, Oxfordshire. The wedding was attended by Andrew and Rosemary Parker Bowles (his father and stepmother), his mother and Charles, Prince of Wales, and Charles’ sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
He also co-presented Market Kitchen on Good Food Channel from 2007 to 2010 and presented LBC Radio’s Food and Drink Programme for a year.
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He is Editor at Large of Pomp magazine and acts as consultant on a number of food related projects, including Heckfield Place, due to open in 2012.