Sophie Grigson

Daughter of legendary food writer Jane, Sophie Grigson has become a best-selling cookery writer and household name in her own right.

With fresh food as their cornerstone, Sophie's recipes aren't just delicious and inspirational - they're simple, trustworthy dishes that you can prepare with confidence.

Sophie was drawn into the world of cookery through an interest in ethnic food shops. Soon she was starting to create her own recipes and writing food articles, inspired by her mother. She has gone on to contribute recipes and columns for national newspapers, present and appear on numerous TV series and of course write very successful cookery books in her own inimitable, accessible style.

Sophie's TV career began in 1993 with the twelve part series Grow Your Greens, Eat Your Greens for Channel 4. In 2001 she won the Guild of Food Writers Cookery Journalist Award for writing in Country Living magazine.

Sophie continues to write regular features and recipes for Waitrose Food Illustrated, BBC Good Food, the Independent on Sunday and the London Evening Standard.

Her TV career continues to flourish with Grigson, Sophie Grigson's Herbs, Sophie Grigson's Weekends and Sophie's Sunshine Food all showing on Good Food Channel. Sophie is also a regular and valued guest on Great Food Live.

Sophie has two children and lives in Oxford.

Books
The Vegetable Bible: The Definitive Guide, Collins, Feb 2009
The Soup Book, Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Vegetables, Collins, Oct 2006
The First-Time Cook, Collins, Aug 2006
Sophie's Country Kitchen, Headline, Jul 2005
The Complete Sophie Grigson Cookbook, BBC Books, Sep 2001
Sophie Grigson's Sunshine Food, BBC Books, Jul 2000
Fish, Headline, Mar 2000
Sophie Grigson's Feasts for a Fiver, BBC Books, Sep 1999

Sophie Grigson

Sophie Grigson's Recipes



 
Potted stilton with peppered pears
Potted stilton with peppered pears on Grigson

Salty Stilton, sherry-poached pears and green peppercorns make a mouth-watering medley in the fabulous starter recipe from Sophie Grigson

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr

Mackerel with rhubarb relish
Mackerel with rhubarb relish on Market Kitchen

Sophie Grigson’s deeply savoury mackerels are balanced perfectly with a tangy rhubarb relish

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
50 min

Custard
Custard on Market Kitchen

Sophie Grigson shows how to make the perfect custard – and vary the flavourings to suit yourself. Perfect with our best crumble recipes

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
15 min

Warm beetroot, pomegranate and feta salad
Warm beetroot, pomegranate and feta salad on Market Kitchen

Sophie Grigson whips up a flavoursome salad that’s as much a treat for the eyes as the stomach

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
2 hrs 15 min

Chocolate, rosemary and white wine creams
Chocolate, rosemary and white wine creams on Market Kitchen

Sophie Grigson’s little chocolate pots make an elegantly simple dessert for a summer meal

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
40 min

Sussex pond pudding
Sussex pond pudding on Market Kitchen

Sophie Grigson makes a traditional British favourite, using limes instead of lemons for a delicious zesty pudding

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
4 hrs 15 min

Fricassée of pork, potatoes, peas and parsley
Fricassée of pork, potatoes, peas and parsley

Sophie Grigson creates a light, summery fricassee, laced with lemon for its freshness and verve

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy
Green Banana Curry
Green Banana Curry on Market Kitchen

Sophie Grigson cooks Vanessa Hewitt’s recipe for savoury bananas in a spiced coconut sauce

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Lavender and lemon lamb
Lavender and lemon lamb on Market Kitchen

Lavender flowers and lemon zest make a surprisingly good seasoning for lamb - Sophie Grigson serves creamed beluga lentils on the side

Avg user rating: 2 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
50 min

Poached chicken salad with pomegranate molasses
Poached chicken salad with pomegranate molasses on Market Kitchen

A pomegranate dressing gives a beautiful sweet-tart flavour to Sophie Grigson’s chicken salad

Avg user rating: 2 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 15 min