Sophie Dahl

Sophie Dahl grew up in the midst of a greedy extended family, whose members all loved to cook and eat. She began her working life as a fashion model, but writing was always her first love. In 2003, her first book, an illustrated novella called The Man With The Dancing Eyes, was published. This was followed by a novel, Playing With The Grown-ups. A devoted home-cook, Dahl wrote her cookbook Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights in 2009. A BBC2 series, The Delicious Miss Dahl, based on some of the recipes and stories from the book, aired the following year. In 2011 she wrote and presented a BBC2 social history documentary about the Victorian domestic advisor Isabella Beeton, shortly after her second cookbook, From Season To Season, was published.

Sophie served as a contributing editor at British Vogue for ten years. She has written non-fiction essays for US Vogue, The New York Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Times and is a contributing editor at Conde Nast Traveller.

She lives in the country with her husband and children, and is currently writing her sixth book.

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