Elizabeth David was the author of nine books, including Mediterranean Food, French Provincial Cooking, and English Bread and Yeast Cookery, for which she won the Glenfiddich Writer of the Year Award. Awarded a Chevalier de l'Ordre du Merite Agricole in France, she lived in England, France, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and India at different periods of her life. She died in 1992.
"Savor her book in a comfortable chair, with a glass of sherry." --Bon Appetit "She has the intelligence, subtlety, sensuality, courage and creative force of the true artist." --Wine and Food"The best food writer of her time." --Jane Grigson in The Times Literary Supplement