Prue Leith

Prue Leith: My plan to get real catering back into hospitals

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Picture the scene: we are filming the opening link for The Great British Bake Off. Here I am in the…

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From bitter loss to sweet relief: baking as therapy

24 August 2019 9:00 am

This is a gentle, lovely book. It will, I’m sure, appeal to many an aspiring cook and baker, and should…

Prue Leith: When did the Samaritans lose their way?

11 May 2019 9:00 am

In the past few weeks, on three separate occasions, I have met three different women who for years (one for…

Prue Leith’s Christmas kitchen nightmares

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Christmas in our family seems to guarantee tears and tantrums as well as jingle bells and jollity. Indeed, in my…

Prue Leith: Forget home remedies — morphine is the real way to cure cramp

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Is it just my age, or has summer always galloped past with indecent haste? No sooner do the reluctant leaves…

The adoption waiting game 

26 May 2018 9:00 am

When my husband, John, was born in 1946, doctors were the chief agents of adoption. His mother was young, single,…

Gambia is like a real-life Tinder for geriatrics

14 April 2018 9:00 am

When Facebook and co stop selling on our details to third parties, will it be the end of spam? For…

Prue Leith: Everyone’s waiting for me to make another Bake Off gaffe

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Edinburgh is a peach of a city, is it not? Last week, I walked up to the castle on a…

Notebook

7 October 2017 9:00 am

To Skibo Castle for a four-day wedding, a dream of super-luxury and great good fun. I was struck by how…

Fat Britannia: what can be done about our expanding waistlines?

9 September 2017 9:00 am

The good news is that Theresa May has dropped the threat to withdraw universal free school meals. Thank God (and…

Our big fat problem

7 September 2017 1:00 pm

The good news is that Theresa May has dropped the threat to withdraw universal free school meals. Thank God (and…

Fad diets are just junk

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Why do we do it? We really need to stop supporting the snake-oil industry. We know there is no such…

Notebook

29 April 2017 9:00 am

I’m an unashamed Archers fan. But for the first time in 50 years I’m exasperated by the storyline. A fortnight…

Diary

4 March 2017 9:00 am

A fortnight ago I got a taste of what being far too famous might feel like. A leak that I’m…

Diary

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

A fortnight ago I got a taste of what being far too famous might feel like. A leak that I’m…

Diary

15 October 2016 9:00 am

To Edinburgh to get married, but first my toyboy groom John Playfair (he’s a mere 69) shows me the city…

Diary

13 October 2016 2:00 pm

To Edinburgh to get married, but first my toyboy groom John Playfair (he’s a mere 69) shows me the city…

Prue Leith: British hotels still serve filthy food

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Why do we assume all doctors are good? We don’t think there are no bad cooks or bad plumbers. But…

Diary

26 May 2016 1:00 pm

Why do we assume all doctors are good? We don’t think there are no bad cooks or bad plumbers. But…

Christmas is always a blast at our house

28 November 2015 9:00 am

I’m a real sucker for Christmas. I still have home-made decorations, angels and hanging ornaments made by the children 35…

Celebrations: Christmas is always a blast at our house

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

I’m a real sucker for Christmas. I still have home-made decorations, angels and hanging ornaments made by the children 35…

Celebrations: Christmas is always a blast at our house

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

I’m a real sucker for Christmas. I still have home-made decorations, angels and hanging ornaments made by the children 35…

Prue Leith’s diary: When did weddings stop being for parents?

8 August 2015 9:00 am

My Cambodian daughter and her husband have just got married again. Wedding One was a Buddhist affair in our drawing…

Diary

6 August 2015 1:00 pm

My Cambodian daughter and her husband have just got married again. Wedding One was a Buddhist affair in our drawing…

Prue Leith’s diary: I want to be green, but I’ve got some flights to take first...

18 October 2014 9:00 am

‘Please God, make me good, but not yet.’ I know the feeling. As I get older and more deeply retired,…