Prue Leith

Prue Leith: My Bake Off ‘fake news’ moment

4 March 2017 9:00 am

A fortnight ago I got a taste of what being far too famous might feel like. A leak that I’m…

I marry my ‘toyboy’ and go climbing in high heels

15 October 2016 9:00 am

To Edinburgh to get married, but first my toyboy groom John Playfair (he’s a mere 69) shows me the city…

Prue Leith: British hotels still serve filthy food

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Why do we assume all doctors are good? We don’t think there are no bad cooks or bad plumbers. But…

Christmas is always a blast at our house

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Disasters are what make Christmas memorable, says Prue Leith

Prue Leith’s diary: When did weddings stop being for parents?

8 August 2015 9:00 am

My Cambodian daughter and her husband have just got married again. Wedding One was a Buddhist affair in our drawing…

Prue Leith’s diary: I want to be green, but I’ve got some flights to take first...

18 October 2014 9:00 am

‘Please God, make me good, but not yet.’ I know the feeling. As I get older and more deeply retired,…

How new food rules could ruin restaurants

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Stricter food rules won’t make you any safer – but they could ruin many small restaurants

A brother’s suffering

27 October 2012 9:00 am

It is so wrong that the law against assisted suicide means that dying patients are often left without adequate pain relief

The Nile in style

17 September 2011 11:00 am

Now is the time to visit Egypt

Afloat in France

20 September 2010 12:00 am

How does being handed a glass of fizz as you step onto your private boat sound? Or loafing on deck while rural France drifts by? 


Pay attention at the back of the class, Mr Balls

17 September 2008 12:00 am

Prue Leith talks to John Abbott, author of a new book which argues that teenagers should be challenged, coaxed into apprenticeship and lured out of the classroom

A Cook’s Christmas

13 December 2006 2:50 pm

It’s years since I made a mince pie


27 March 2004 12:00 am

A surprisingly good column for a cook