In an article in BBC Good Food Magazine I was voted by the UK public as third favourite chef/cook for most reliable recipes after Jamie Oliver and Delia Smith.
I have published over 80 cookery books with total sales of over 6 million, including nine that have accompanied Thames Television series. Also "Mary Berry at Home" and "Ultimate Cakes" accompanied two BBC series. I was also commissioned to write the original AGA cookery book in 1988 which comes with every new AGA, so the natural follow on was to write a follow on book in 1999 "Mary Berry's New AGA Cookbook" which include tried and tested from my AGA Workshops. “Cook now, Eat later” is my latest book with conventional and AGA cooking times.
My sort of cooking is family - not nouvelle cuisine nor all peas, beans and lentils! Just healthy practical recipes using a little less fat and including lots of fresh ingredients. I am still making omelettes using butter and serving strawberries with cream - but not quite so often! Homemade cakes are still the best, but maybe a smaller slice now - and only once a week! I like to think of my cookery as being Cordon Bleu standard, but a lot less effort. Cookery has obviously changed over the years, and I believe that the use of any new gadgets or techniques that make life a little easier in the kitchen should be welcomed!