Annie Bell, having begun her career as a chef, has been a full-time cookery writer and author for over ten years. She has written a number of books including Annie Bell's Vegetable Book, and Evergreen, shortlisted for the Andre Simon and Glenfiddich Awards. More recently she has published Living and Eating, a lifestyle cookery book written with the architect John Pawson, and In My Kitchen. She spent several years as Vogue's Cookery Writer, then as Food Writer on The Independent for whom she writes a week-end cookery column, and is currently the Cookery Writer on YOU Magazine in The Mail on Sunday, and a contributor to Country Living. She was winner of the 2003 Guild of Food Writers Journalist of the Year.