#TruePrue

#TruePrue is my soapbox. I haven’t got to 78 years old without seeing a good bit of life...

– the good, the bad and the damn right terrible and I don’t want to stand by and say nothing. I’ve always been a touch too opinionated and forceful, not to say indiscreet, and though I have tried to moderate my outbursts over the years, I’ve given up now.

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Whether it’s campaigning for Dignity in Dying, the organisation trying to legalise the right to die if you really want to, or advocating prisoners getting a second chance in Clink prison restaurants, or improving food in hospitals, or teaching Home Economics in schools and Universities, I’m happy to have a go. Sometimes it seems to me that old women, sometimes all women, are all expected to listen meekly while men hold forth on things they know nothing about.

But don’t worry, #TruePrue isn’t going to be all strident feminism and outrageous opinions. I’m as likely to celebrate the best chefs in the world (did you know that Clare Smyth of Core Notting Hill has been named Best Woman Chef in the World and Third Best Chef in the World) or chattering about romantic novels, or my struggles with the bloody bindweed choking my roses, or cooking with my grandchildren.

I do hope you will enjoy #TruePrue. Let me know, please.

Adoption – a better way of doing it?
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Adoption – a better way of doing it?

When my husband, John, was born in 1946, local doctors were the chief agents of adoption. His mother was young, single, pregnant and desperate. Her doctor had another patient, a...

Do you have what it takes to be a female chef?
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Do you have what it takes to be a female chef?

Kitchens are a battleground where only the strongest women can cut through and make a name for themselves. A career as a chef takes strength, discipline and a thick skin....

Culinary Medicine
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Culinary Medicine

Good health relies on a good diet. The role of fish, fruit and veg can all play a major role in improving health. I went to Westminster Kingsway College to...