Thomasina Miers

Winner of MasterChef 2005, food writer, culinary campaigner and restaurant owner - Thomasina Miers really does have her finger in every pie.

A long visit to Mexico inspired Tommi to enter MasterChef. With little faith even to get past the first round, she impressed judges with her unique South American recipes and went on to beat over 4,000 contestants for first prize place.

It's not just Latino flavours that tickle her fancy; a love of real British food and a much needed sense of adventure sprung her back in front of the camera with Guy Grieve for Channel 4's "The Wild Gourmets". This seven week televised stint living off the fat of the land saw her cooking anything and everything forgeable from a field. In 2008, Thomasina teamed up with Guy again in "A Cook’s Tour of Spain".


When not camped out hunting for wildlife she might be found in her bright and breezy, canteen-style Mexican restaurant, which opened in Covent Garden in July 2007. Wahaca (correct spelling Oaxaca - it has been changed to make it easier to pronounce) aims to offer authentic Mexican food to Londoners, food that Tommi was able to experience first hand whilst cooking on market stalls in Mexico.

Tommi has gone back to her writing roots and is currently tackling the issue of food waste in her Saturday Telegraph column.

Books
Mexican Food Made Simple, Hodder & Stoughton, Mar 2010
Soup Kitchen, Collins, 2007
The Wild Gourmets: Adventures in Food and Freedom, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2007
Cook, Collins, 2006

Thomasina Miers

Thomasina Miers' Recipes



 
Red snapper with refried beans
Red snapper with refried beans on Market Kitchen

Thomasina Miers’ Mexican-inspired fish dish is a healthy combination of fish, beans and tomato salsa

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
2 hrs 40 min

Vanilla and quince custards
Vanilla and quince custards on Market Kitchen

Thomasina Miers shares her rendition of a Mexican favourite – a beautifully pink-tinged, creamy dessert

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
2 hrs 25 min

Huitlacoche Quesadillas
Huitlacoche Quesadillas on Market Kitchen

Thomasina Miers dares to be different with this Mexican dish using an edible corn fungus

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
45 min

Potato, thyme and mozzarella pizza, Oaxaca-style
Potato, thyme and mozzarella pizza, Oaxaca-style on Market Kitchen

Thomasina Miers shares her simplified version of this Mexican-style pizza recipe that would be classically cooked in a wood fired oven

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
45 min

Fideos
Fideos on Market Kitchen

A Mexican dish of baked pasta with chillies, tomatoes and herbs from Thomasina Miers

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
1 hr 10 min

Sweet potato bake
Sweet potato bake

Sweet potato bake is an easy-to-make dinner with spicy habanero sauce, thyme, red onions and feta

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr

Caramel cookies
Caramel cookies

Thomasina Miers’ cookies are nutty biscuits rolled in icing sugar sandwiched around a rich caramel filling

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr

Grilled mussels with chorizo
Grilled mussels with chorizo on Market Kitchen

Thomasina Miers makes a sizzling Spanish dish that goes perfectly with a chilled dry sherry and some marinated olives

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
40 min

Bunuelos
Bunuelos

Thomasina Miers' bunuelos are light wafers of deep-fried dough sprinkled with caster sugar

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
45 min

Aguachile with totopos and sangrita
Aguachile with totopos and sangrita on Perfect...

Scallops, chilli, tomatoes and plenty of tequila – what’s not to love about Thomasina Miers’ Mexican aguachile? Serve with fried tortilla chunks (‘totopos’) and a little sangrita

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min