Sophie Grigson

Sophie Grigson is a regenerating food-writer. She has recently moved to Ceglie Messapica, a small town in Puglia, where she is learning how to cook the local cucina as well as cooking for hungry visitors (

She is a keen champion of domestic cookery – in other words eminently practical, and keen on eating well. Her books include SPICES published by Quadrille in 2011, THE STUDENT COOKBOOK (2010), VEGETABLES (2006), SOPHIE GRIGSON’S COUNTRY KITCHEN (2003), SUNSHINE FOOD (2000) and EAT YOUR GREENS (1993). FISH (1998) and ORGANIC (2001) were co-authored with the late William Black and the latter won a Jacob’s Creek Hardback Award.

Sophie has presented nine television series for the BBC, Channel 4 and UKTV Food, including Eat Your Greens, Herbs and The Meat Course. More recently, she has filmed Sophie in the Souk, Sophie Grigson in the Orient and Sophie Grigson in the Home Counties, Sophie Grigson in Thailand, Sophie Grigson in Jordan for The Travel Channel.

Sophie’s new book A CURIOUS ABSENCE OF CHICKENS: NEW HORIZONS, NEW HOPE AND NEW RECIPES FROM PUGLIA was published by Headline Home in July 2021.