The queen of baking Dame Prue Leith will be in Oxfordshire tomorrow.

The Great British Bake Off judge will be signing her two latest books ‘I’ll Try Anything Once’, a revised edition of her autobiography ‘Relish’, and her latest cookbook ‘Bliss on Toast’ at Burford Garden Centre.

After a childhood spent in South Africa, Prue came to London in the early 1960s where she opened Leith’s Restaurant.

During her career that followed as an esteemed cook, she has been a food writer for the Daily Mail, opened her own cookery school and has published several cookbooks.

In more recent years, Prue has taken on the role as a judge on Channel 4’s exceedingly popular television programme, 'The Great British Bake Off'.

In her memoir, she describes her love and family life with honesty, and in this revised version she details further interesting stories about her children, work, and charitable pursuits.

Dame Prue, 82, who lives in the Cotswolds, can be spotted on the back of a Harley-Davidson as she and her husband pub-crawl around the area.

She used to live at Chastleton Glebe, near Moreton-in-Marsh but recently downsized to a modern barn she and husband John Playfair designed together.

She will be in the Reading Room at Burford Garden Centre from 12pm.



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