Elisabeth Luard is an award-winning food-writer who often illustrates her own work. She has written about 15 cookbooks including European Peasant Cookery (US: The Old World Kitchen), European Seasonal Dishes and Tapas, all in print with Grub Street. Other work includes The Food of Spain and Portugal, The Latin American Kitchen, a thirteen-part tv series - The Rich Tradition of European Peasant Cookery, Sacred Food - Cooking for Spiritual Nourishment, plus a couple of door-stopper novels and three memoirs with recipes, Family Life, Still Life and My Life as a Wife (in print with Bloomsbury). She has lived and worked in Latin America, Spain, Italy and France and brought up her own young family in a remote valley in Andalucia.
She now lives in a remote farmhouse in the foothills of the Cambrians in mid-Wales but continues to travel widely. She contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines including The Oldie, Daily Mail, Country Living, Daily Telegraph, TLS and Country Life, and just retired after 5 years as Director of The Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery.
Her most recent cookbook is A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse (Bloomsbury, 2012) and she is currently at work on a food and travel memoir, Squirrel Pie and Other Stories, for publication by Bloomsbury in June 2016. Her website is elisabethluard.com and she contributes under her own name to Twitter and Facebook.