Following a successful career as a chef and restaurateur, British-born Elaine Lemm is a highly respected food and drink writer and recently voted one of the top 50 in the UK. She has a great passion for British Food and Irish Food, both modern and traditional.
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Originally trained in Art and Design, Elaine switched career while living in France, to follow her passion for food and cookery. Retraining as a chef, including at the Ritz-Escoffier Ecole de Gastronomie in Paris, she then set up her International cookery school, Cuisine Eclairée with venues in France, Italy, the UK, US and Sweden and frequently appeared on television and radio.
In 1999 Elaine opened her restaurant, Lemms, which she later sold to pursue a writing and consultancy career.
For seven years as Food and Wine Editor at Yorkshire Life Magazine, she initiated and developed their annual Food and Wine awards and launched the first food-dedicated magazine in the county. She has since written for many leading magazines including Waitrose Food Illustrated and Olive, is a restaurant critic for the Yorkshire Post newspaper, chair of the Regional Food Awards, and sits on the panel of the illustrious White Rose Awards - the Yorkshire Tourism Awards. In 2010 Elaine was made an Ambassador of Yorkshire, her home county.
Elaine is a member of the Guild of Food Writers.
Elaine is the author of three books, her first, the Great Book of Yorkshire Pudding is in its fourth edition and has sold around the world. The Great Book of Rhubarb was published in October 2011 and iOctober 2012, The Great Book of Tea.
Join me and share in my passion and love of food from my native shores; the history, the influences that have shaped this unique cuisine, the movers, shakers and celebrities of all things British. These island are more than fish and chips, roast beef and colcannon - let me show you why with fabulous recipes. news, views and how-to's.
I am proud to add that I was voted one of the top 50 food and drink writer in the UK by the Press Gazette, my industry peers.