Tom Parker Bowles is a food writer and broadcaster, and author of six books including E is for Eating: An Alphabet of Greed, the award-winning Full English: A Journey Through the British and Their Food, Let's Eat: Recipes From My Kitchen Notebook and Fortnum & Mason: The Cook Book.
He is also Restaurant Critic for The Mail on Sunday, and Food Editor of Esquire. He lives in London.
`There are loads of Christmas classics out there already, but I'm buying this for its sheer gorgeousness as much as for the recipes. I only have to look at the cover and I'm breaking in to "signin' and swingin' and gettin' merry like Christmas"' Diana Henry, Sunday Telegraph
`Full of celebratory recipes, with a few healthy ones for January' Sunday Times
`What could be more joyous than a new book from Fortnum & Mason and Tom Parker Bowles? That it's festive is an added bonus - no one does Christmas like Fortnum's, nor like Tom, as it turns out ... It's packed with everything you need to know for winter feasting' Delicious
Praise for Fortnum & Mason: The Cook Book:
`This book, with its lovely colour illustrations taken from old Fortnum's direct marketing booklets, is undiluted nostalgic celebration' Rose Prince
`Some of my earliest food memories are of Fortnum & Mason ... So, understandably, the Fortnum's Cook Book has a strong nostalgic appeal for me, but a cookery book cannot survive on sentimentality alone, and I have insulted the book's elegance already, besmirching it with hideously garish post-it notes' Nigella Lawson
`A beautiful new cookbook' Clerkenwell Boy
`It's a beauty!' Gizzi Erskine