Christine McFadden is well known for her inspiring cookbooks, regular magazine features on local food producers, and lively cookery classes. She has a passion for spices and seasonings, and a particular interest in the historical impact such ingredients have had on culture, politics and economics.
Five times short-listed for international cookbook awards, Christine is former Vice-Chair of the Guild of Food Writers and has written sixteen books, including ‘Pepper: the Spice that Changed the World’, ‘Cool Green Leaves and Red Hot Peppers’, ‘The Farm Shop Cookbook’ and ‘Tools for Cooks’.
Christine runs hands-on cookery classes in her 17th-century home in the exceptionally beautiful hamlet of Littlebredy, close to Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast. She was a finalist in the British Cookery School Awards: Best Use of Local Produce category. She also achieved a hard-won second place in the UK Cookery School Awards: Best Cookery School Tutor category.
Nothing satisfies Christine more than sharing her in-depth knowledge of food, either by teaching or writing about it, or growing it. When not writing or teaching, Christine spends her time gastro-traveling – exploring food markets and attending cookery schools in far-flung parts of the world.
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