#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.

Business
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Business

Business I’ve always loved trading. I like the idea of making and selling stuff. I think getting the Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year award was as exciting and ego-boosting...

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,...

Specs….Prue by Ronit Furst
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Specs….Prue by Ronit Furst

 It’s now 3 months since we launched my Prue at Ronit First Eyewear range.   When I say ‘eyewear’ I think of a pirates black patch over one eye, but...

My Lock down Book reads
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My Lock down Book reads

Lock down has given me a chance, at last, to read a book a week – I’m a really slow reader – and slightly diminish the pile of books waiting...

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...