Ruby Tandoh, food writer

Brilliant young food writer Ruby Tandoh is the guest for this week’s episode. Ruby grew up in Essex as part of a big family, eating simple, hearty food and poring over cookbooks in her spare time, before arriving on our TV screens in 2013 when she reached the final of The Great British Bake Off aged only 21. Since then, she has carved out a place as a unique and utterly refreshing voice in the world of food: frank and fearless, her writing punctures pretension, calls out snobbery and questions convention. In this interview, Ruby explains to Yasmin and Alison why she tries always to focus on the pleasure and joy associated with food – rather than guilt or judgement, rules or routines – and how she has striven to make her latest book, Cook As You Are, as inclusive and accessible as possible.

Cook As You Are in out now. You can follow Ruby on Instagram @ruby.tandoh and Twitter @rubytandoh. 

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Host: Yasmin Khan

Co-host: Alison Oakervee

Producer: Sera Berksoy

Executive Producer: Nikki Duffy

Editor: Nathan Copelin

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