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Sep 10, 2018

Lorraine Pascale was born in London and, following her adoption, raised in Oxfordshire. At the age of 16 she began a phenomenally successful career as a fashion model with labels including Versace, The Gap, Benetton, and Donna Karan. Her passion for cookery eventually saw her study at Leith’s School of Food and Wine and then Culinary Arts at Thames Valley University. She began working in the world-class kitchens in Pétrus, the Mandarin Oriental, and the Wolseley. In 2009 she founded Ella’s Bakehouse in Covent Garden, specialising in baking and patisserie. Her 2011 BBC series Baking Made Easy regularly attracted audiences of 3 million viewers and resulted in a no.1 bestselling book of the same name. Subsequent TV series and bestselling books have followed, including Lorraine Pascale: How to be a Better Cook and Lorraine’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food. Having been both adopted at 18 months and fostered, she has taught cookery skills to Barnardo’s children and has worked with TACT, a charity for children and young people involved with the care system.

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‘The Glass Kitchen’ by Jane Cammack, was selected as the 2018 Mogford Prize Winner by Prize founder Jeremy Mogford, and guest judges; Lorraine Pascale and award-winning American writer Bill Bryson.