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Sunday Roasts - Clarissa Dickson Wright

Friday, 15 December 2006


Clarissa Dickson-Wright, was one half of the Two Fat Ladies cookery show on BBC and joins us to talk about her new book and all things foody!

About Clarissa
Clarissa has just launched her new cookbook, Sunday Roast, with Johnny Scott who she worked with for three series of Clarissa and the Countryman.

Clarrisa Dickson Wright was one half of the Two Fat Ladies cookery show on BBC up until the death of her partner in cookery, Jennifer Paterson, in 1999.

She has written about food for numerous newspapers and is famed for her no nonsense approach to food.

She has a restaurant in Scotland, runs a bookshop in Edinburgh and is a food historian - she loves the trends of food.

She is also a leading countryside campaigner.

Her last minute advice at Christmas is DON'T PANIC.  'Everybody gets so worked up about what is actually a terribly simple and pre-defined meal.  You know, there's so much you can do in advance, and what you can do in advance, do it, don't do it on you own.  Get the children to help peel the brussel sprouts and things like that..promise them money if necessary..'

Her ultimate party song is the 'drinking song' from Verdi's La Traviata - she wants it played at her funeral

For more information
Sunday Roast by Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott is published by Kyle Cathie Limited and costs