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Claire Thomson, Chef & Food Writer, followed by book signing


Outer Bailey Demonstration Stage - Outer Bailey


Claire Thomson is a Chef, Food Writer, and Author of several best-selling cookery books.

You can find Claire on Instagram @5oclockapron for a daily snapshot of the food she cooks at home for her family.

Vegetables dominate in the food she makes, and olive oil and lemons are always to hand. She cooks because she loves to, and as she says, ‘we all need to eat.’ She writes, because all the best cooks and chefs she has ever known share a deep and greedy love of good food writing, and she is almost always in an apron!

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, then London and Shropshire, Claire lives in Bristol with her Kiwi husband and 3 children. Having travelled and cooked professionally in a number of different countries, food and travelling with the family is what makes her world go round.

Written for various publications including The Guardian, The Telegraph and BBC Good Food Magazine. Has appeared on BBC Woman’s Hour, Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch and Radio 6 Music. Her books have been shortlisted for the Fortnum and Mason’s best debut food book award and have also been listed as one year’s best cookbooks.

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