Susan Jane White is an award-winning food writer and columnist with the Sunday Independent. When Susan was 25, she developed a serious immune disorder which marked the beginning of her nutritional pilgrimage. Her first book The Extra Virgin Kitchen debuted at No. 1 while her second book The Virtuous Tart bagged an Irish Book Award. As a financially squeezed, time-pressured mum, cooking from scratch every day was good for her health, but a serious challenge to her sanity - until she discovered batch cooking. She now lives blissfully in Dublin with her husband, two bandits and a never-ending supply of almond butter brownies.