Jo Pratt

Named as one of Waterstone’s Authors for the Future, Jo released her second book In The Mood For Food (Penguin, February 2007), to rave reviews. Jo’s third book, In The Mood For Entertaining was published also by Penguin, in 2009.

Jo’s experience has resulted in her recipes being featured in numerous places including Saturday Mail Weekend Magazine, Sainsbury’s magazine, Olive magazine, BBC Good Food magazine and on the BBC Food, Good Food Channel and Good To Know websites. As well as being in print and online, Jo and her recipes have featured on many TV shows such as Saturday Kitchen, The Micahel Ball Show, Great Food Live, Taste, Soapstar Superchef and Market Kitchen. She has become a regular guest chef on ITV’s Daily Cooks Challenge and 10 Mile Menu which will TX later this year.

Jo’s experience comes from working with big name chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and John Torode on everything from live cookery demonstrations to TV programmes such as Hell’s Kitchen. However, her biggest fan (I’m sure he’ll agree) must be Gary Rhodes. Over the last ten years Jo has worked on practically allGary’s books and TV programmes (and they remain good friends!).

She has a unique, creative way of home cooking, that comes from her ability to adapt what she’s learnt working alongside Michelin starred chefs, combined with her fantastic styling ideas to create recipes that we can all enjoy everyday – whatever our ability. ‘Real cooking for Real people’ is what Jo’s all about.