From an illustrious family, Tamasin has also made a name for herself, in her own niche: cooking.
Tamasin is the daughter of Cecil Day-Lewis, poet laureate, and her brother is the acclaimed actor, Daniel Day-Lewis. She has established a career as a respected food writer - combining sophistication, literary skill and culinary class.
As well as writing a weekly food column for The Daily Telegraph, Tamasin's cookbooks have covered a range of comforting, rural recipes, from the preparation of seasonal dishes and picnics to the art of pie-baking and 'proper', slow cooking. She is a food purist and is known for her valiant promotion of all things organic and regional. She champions local products versus the supermarket giants.
Tamasin's books are refreshingly different for several reasons. She writes "for people who appreciate good food, for people of all skills." She collects recipes on her travels and sees her recipes as "a link with people" and her style is totally unique. Half novel, half practical, her pages are filled with fascinating background information on ingredients, memories, historical anecdotes, and all in impressively poetic language. Her book West Ireland Summers was a collection of favourite recipes taken from and inspired by her childhood in County Mayo. The rural theme continues in Tamasin's two series' for Good Food Channel, in which she cooks at her family home in the country.
Supper for a Song, Quadrille Publishing Ltd, Oct 2009
All You Can Eat: 1000 Recipes, Weidenfeld & Nicolson May 2008
Tamasin's Kitchen Bible: The One And Only Book For Every Cook, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Aug 2007
Tamasin's Kitchen Classics, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006
Tamasin's Kitchen Bible, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2005
Tarts with Tops on: Or How to Make the Perfect Pie, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2004
Good Tempered Food: Recipes to Love, Leave and Linger Over, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2004
Simply the Best: The Art of Seasonal Cooking, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2002
The Art of the Tart, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2003
Tamasin's Weekend Food: Cooking to Come Home to, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2004
West of Ireland Summers: Recipes and Memories from an Irish Childhood, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2002