Jane Grigson is widely regarded as one of Britain's greatest food writers. Her career began with the magisterial 'Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery' published in 1967 to high acclaim.
As a result of the book, in 1968 Elizabeth David recommended Jane to The Observer newspaper as their food columnist. Jane's long association with the newspaper led to some of her most popular titles: Good Things(1971), Food with the Famous (1979), The Observer Guide to British Cookery (1984) and The Observer Guide to European Cookery (1983). For her Vegetable Book (1978) and her Fruit Book (1982), Jane received both the Glenfiddich Writer of the Year Award and the Andre Simon Memorial Fund Book Award. Jane's other works include Fish Cookery (1973), English Food (1974), and The Mushroom Feast (1975).
Jane Grigson died at Broad Town on the eve of her 62nd birthday in 1990.