Sophie Grigson (Hester Sophia Francis Grigson)

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Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK
Sophie Grigson is an English cookery writer and celebrity chef who has dedicated her career to cooking simple, easy dishes using new and exciting ingredients. 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.

She was born in Swindon, Wiltshire in 1959 and is the daughter of the acclaimed food writer Jane Grigson. After attending Oxford High School she went on to study mathematics at UMIST, Manchester. Read more...