Life on a Plate: The Autobiography

Life on a Plate: The Autobiography

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By (author) Gregg Wallace

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  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 236mm x 34mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 25 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1409143910
  • ISBN 13: 9781409143918
  • Illustrations note: 16
  • Sales rank: 797,603

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Gregg Wallace, star presenter of BBC's MASTERCHEF, restaurateur and expert on all things pudding, shares his story for the first time. After leaving school at 14, he started his career as a greengrocer at the New Covent Garden market and went on to create his multi-million pound fruit and veg business a decade later. A star slot on BBC VEG TALK, an award-winning television programme followed and in 2005, the chance to front MASTERCHEF, a show that has drawn in over 4.5 million viewers and produced some of the nation's best up-and-coming chefs. He has since opened two restaurants, Wallace & Co and Gregg's Table, penned numerous cookery books and has written for the national and trade press. In this, his first memoir, Gregg tells how his early passion for food growing up in Peckham, South London led to a world of Michelin star restaurants, celebrity chefs and a mission to save Britain's produce - and in an extraordinary turn with more than a few life-changing hurdles - brought him back to his roots.

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Gregg Wallace is a fruit and vegetable expert, writer, media presenter and greengrocer. He lives in London during the week and at weekends in Whitstable, Kent. https://twitter.com/GreggAWallace http://greggwallace.com/

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He has done an excellent job of capturing his cheeky, wide-boy, yet oddly vulnerable TV persona in print. THE DAILY MAIL

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[quote] My earliest food memory is my grandmother's roast lamb. She used to have mint growing inside a disused sink outside the kitchen door and I'd go and pick it for the mint sauce. My grandmother was a fantastic cook. Her food was wet - she'd swamp her roast dinners in gravy so they were like a stew. I've loved wet food ever since. [quote]

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Gregg Wallace, star presenter of BBC's Masterchef, restaurateur and expert on all things pudding, shares his story for the first time. After leaving school at 14, he started his career as a greengrocer at the New Covent Garden market and went on to create his multi-million pound fruit and veg business a decade later. A star slot on BBC Veg Talk, an award-winning television programme followed and in 2005, the chance to front Masterchef, a show that has drawn in over 4.5 million viewers and produced some of the nation's best up-and-coming chefs. He has since opened two restaurants, Wallace & Co and Gregg's Table, penned numerous cookery books and has written for the national and trade press. In this, his first memoir, Gregg tells how his early passion for food growing up in Peckham, South London led to a world of Michelin star restaurants, celebrity chefs and a mission to save Britain's produce - and in an extraordinary turn with more than a few life-changing stumbling blocks - brought him back to his roots.