Mary Berry is one of the best-known and respected cookery writers and broadcasters in the UK. She has been a judge on The Great British Bake Off since its launch in 2010.
She started her career as cookery editor of Housewife magazine and later moved to Ideal Home magazine. Since then she has presented and appeared as a guest in countless television series and has written more than 70 cookery books.
Mary describes her cooking style as 'family' - practical, healthy recipes that use a little less animal fat and incorporate lots of fresh ingredients. In June 2009, Mary was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Guild of Food Writers.