Tom Parker Bowles

Tom is fast becoming one of the UK's most respected food writers. He has a food column in Live Night and Day in The Mail on Sunday and in Tatler, and his first book "E is for Eating: An Alphabet of Greed" showcased his witty, modern take on food and eating. He is a passionate advocate of ethically grown and reared food and a champion of local British produce.

His second book, "The Year of Eating Dangerously" has just been published by Ebury in October 2006. In it he goes to Laos to sample water beetles and to Korea to taste for himself why dog is still found on the menu. He climbs Spanish cliffs in search of goose-neck barnacles, and surreptitiously seeks out elvers (baby eels) at the witching hour in Gloucestershire. He takes part in a chilli-eating contest in New Mexico and savours sauces with names like Butt Twister, Colon Cleanser and Ditch the Bitch. He discovers that bee pupae are delicious, 'as addictive as Pringles but 100 times as nice' whereas silkworm pupae make him think of 'freshly dug graves'. The book teaches us, if nothing else, that Tom Parker Bowles is seriously dedicated to eating.

Tom is the son of the Duchess of Cornwall (formerly Camilla Parker Bowles) and Andrew Parker Bowles. He is married to Sara Buys, a fashion features editor at Harpers & Queen and the couple had their first child Lola Rosalind in October 2007.

Tom admits that he wakes up every morning thinking about food - whether to have a big breakfast or to conserve his appetite for lunch, or what to cook for Sara's supper - and he eats so fast you'd think he'd been starving for a week.

Books
Full English: A Journey Through the British and Their Food, Ebury Press, 2009
The Year of Eating Dangerously: A Global Adventure in Search of Culinary Extremes, Ebury Press, Jul 2007
E is for Eating: An Alphabet of Greed, Long Barn Books, Oct 2004

Tom Parker Bowles

Tom Parker Bowles' Recipes



 
Sambutes
Sambutes on Market Kitchen

These stuffed miniature tortillas – adapted by Tom Parker Bowles from Mexican food author, Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz – are ideal to serve with drinks

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
25 min

Chicken and sweetcorn soup
Chicken and sweetcorn soup on Market Kitchen

Tom Parker Bowles warms things up with this delicious light soup for under £5

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min

Gooseberry Fool
Gooseberry Fool on Market Kitchen

Tom Parker Bowles presents a traditional British summer dessert of fruit smothered in rich vanilla custard and cream

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Orecchiette  with broccoli, chilli and garlic
Orecchiette with broccoli, chilli and garlic on Market Kitchen

Tom Parker Bowles’ simple vegetarian pasta dish can be on the table within 20 minutes

Avg user rating: 2 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
25 min

Roasted Cayenne Chicken
Roasted Cayenne Chicken on Market Kitchen

Tom Parker Bowles makes a spicy roast and serves it with just blanched peas that still pop in your mouth - no mushy peas please

Avg user rating: 5 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Classic carbonnade
Classic carbonnade on Market Kitchen

Tom Parker Bowles' recipe for this famous Belgian casserole of beef cooked in a rich, dark beer sauce is ideal for both family and entertaining

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
3 hrs 45 min

Thai beef salad
Thai beef salad on Market Kitchen

Tom Parker Bowles prepares a quick main meal salad, full of fresh, zesty Asian flavours

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
20 min

Huevos Rancheros
Huevos Rancheros on Market Kitchen

Eggs are sunny-side-up in Tom Parker Bowles’ version of this famous Mexican breakfast dish

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
45 min

Aligot
Aligot on Market Kitchen

Tom Parker Bowles shows how easy it is to make this class French dish of mashed potatoes with cheese and garlic

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Lamb steak with spring herbs
Lamb steak with spring herbs on Market Kitchen

This delicious dinner option by Tom Parker Bowles has optimum flavour from punchy thyme and a roasted garlic-infused sauce

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 5 min