Genevieve Taylor is a food writer and author of 8 cookery books. An adventurous spirit, her real passion is for cooking with fire and her most recent book, The Ultimate Wood Fired Oven Cookbook, was published by Quadrille in May 2018.
Cooking over fire is addictive and elemental, it makes us human and is quite simply the coolest thing to hit professional kitchens in recent years. Genevieve, a self taught cook, wants to show the world that fire cooking is exciting, accessible and achievable at home, and a brilliant way to break out of the humdrum of the domestic kitchen. Cooking with fire is deliciously analogue in an overwhelmingly digital world and that is just why she likes it.
Give Genevieve some wood or charcoal to burn, a few nice ingredients and some simple tools, and she will show you how to cook something unforgettable…. whether you are barbecuing in your back garden, cooking over a fire pit on the beach, or even up a mountain or on a river bank, this is the cook you need to turn to for a bit of adventure. Genevieve’s style is fabulously down to earth, her food easy and colourful, drawing inspiration from a love of travel and growing a few good things to eat.
As a presenter, she has appeared regularly on the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme (Summer Camping Special, Cooking for Poldark, Bristol, the Story of a City and its Food, The Joy of Eggs) as well as several appearances on The One Show and Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds. Brand ambassador for Napoleon Grills, where she gets to dream up barbecue recipes for their YouTube channel (NapoleonGrills films). Genevieve often pops up in the national press – see her recent article on the joys of barbecue in the Telegraph Weekend (Telegraph A-Z of BBQ) and she is a regular contributor to Olive, Sainsbury’s and Countryfile magazines.
Genevieve is also a well respected food stylist working for international brands and TV series such as Masterchef, Aardman Animations, Gucci and Poldark. She lives in Bristol with her husband, two kids, and a larger than is sensible collection of pets. A keen gardener, she is currently rejuvenating an overgrown allotment and hopes to grow enough fruit and vegetables to feed her family as well as use some for the fire-based events company she recently co-founded (@FoodFireEarth).
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