A former BBC TV cooking show host, author of 15 cookbooks and recipe writer, Trish Deseine insists that she isn't a professional chef but a home cook. Trish Deseine was born and raised in Northern Ireland. After graduating from Edinburgh University she moved to Paris in the 1980s and lived in and around the city until moving to an ex-bakery in South of France in July 2014. Since the publication of her first book, Little Plates for Friends, her unabashed love of eating and cooking, with her penchant for chocolate, has made her one of France and Ireland's best-loved food writers. Her books have won many awards, sold over a million copies and been translated into 10 languages. In 2013 her book The Paris Gourmet won her the fourth World Gourmand Award of her career.