About the Author
For several years now Phil Vickery has been acclaimed as one of Britain's most exciting chefs. While he was Head Chef and Director of the Castle Hotel in Taunton the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star for four successive years. In 1995 he was the Egon Ronay Dessert Chef of the Year, and in the same year the Castle Hotel was "Times Restaurant of the Year". Phil has recently been ranked as one of Britain's top twenty chefs by the AA Restaurant Guide. Phil Vickery regularly appears on British television. He is resident chef on ITV's This Morning. He has done two series of Phil Vickery's Pudding Club for Anglia TV and 12 programmes of Who'll do the Pudding? He has made over 70 appearances on Ready, Steady, Cook and Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook. He considers it is his mssion to demystify cooking and enable everyone to share his love of good food. His book 'Proof of the Pudding' has been nominated for the 2004 Andre Simon award.