#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.

Hospital Food
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Hospital Food

Hospital Food       Prue Leith Feb 2017 I wrote this article in 2017 for  Harry Mount at The Oldie. At a conference on improving hospital food Steve Cenci,...

Snapped- My Achillies Tendon!!!
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Snapped- My Achillies Tendon!!!

Snapped Achillies Tendon- first published in The Spectator 28th August Picture the scene: We are filming the opening link for Great British Bake Off. Here am I in the woods,...

Food Education
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Food Education

Lead Association for Catering in Education Conference Birmingham, 11 July, 2019  I don’t know what’s the matter with government:  To me it’s perfectly obvious that we only have one opportunity...

Prue Leith: Teaching young people cooking skills will help to beat society’s ills
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Prue Leith: Teaching young people cooking skills will help to beat society’s ills

Article 1st published in The Scotman on 08.01.19 There are still a few home economics teachers who, like me, have spent a long working life struggling with what is meant...

Better Dead
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Better Dead

  The older I get and the more I see, the more I think that J.B.Priestley got it right in his Better Dead article in 1974. ”The People who pretend...

Prue Leith Biog
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Prue Leith Biog

Prue Leith CBE, DL Prue Leith is one of the Country’s foremost authorities on all things culinary. She is a renowned restaurateur, caterer, food writer, novelist, broadcaster and television presenter....