Valentine Warner is the real deal, a boyishly enthusiastic champion of cooking the tastiest produce when nature says so.
The follow-up to the acclaimed first volume of What to Eat Now, which covered autumn and winter food and also tied in to major prime-time BBC television series, with viewing figures of 2.5 million. Valentine Warner is an exceptional new talent with charm, integrity and massive A-List celebrity potential. The television show is produced by the team behind The Naked Chef, Kitchen Nightmares, The F Word, French Leave and Two Fat Ladies. Optomen's MD, Patricia Lewellyn, producer of What to Eat Now is known as a 'star-maker' - Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay all owe much of their success to her. Focuses on seasonality and local produce, a key contemporary trend. Over 75,000 copies of his first two hardback titles have been sold so far.
About the Author
Valentine Warner is a culinary adventurer with a passion for food, nature and the seasons. After a stint at art college, he dropped the paint brush and picked up a spoon. He then spent five years working under chefs such as Alastair Little and Rose Carrarini before setting up a private catering company. In September 2008 Valentine appeared on our TV screens with his first series What to Eat Now, which saw him seeking out the best food and dishes that Autumn has to offer. A second series in July and August 2009 saw Valentine concentrating on Summer's seasonal bounty. Valentine writes a monthly column for Olive magazine and has written for The Times, The Independent, Waitrose Food Illustrated and more. A self-confessed fidget, Valentine always finds a cure for his restlessness at home in the kitchen.