Following a successful career as a chef and restaurateur, British-born Elaine Lemm is a highly respected food and drink writer and recently voted one of the top 50 in the UK. She has a great passion for all foods but is considered an expert British Foods both modern and traditional.
Originally trained in Art and Design, Elaine switched career while living in France, to follow her passion for food and cookery. Retraining as a chef, including at the Ritz-Escoffier Ecole de Gastronomie in Paris, she then set up her International cookery school, Cuisine Eclairée with venues in France, Italy, the UK, US and Sweden and frequently appeared on television and radio.
For seven years as Food and Wine Editor at Yorkshire Life Magazine, she initiated and developed their annual Food and Wine awards and launched the first food-dedicated magazine in the county. She has since written for many leading magazines including Waitrose Food Illustrated and Olive, is a restaurant critic for the Yorkshire Post newspaper, sits on the panel of the illustrious White Rose Awards - the Yorkshire Tourism Awards and co-chairs the national Farm Shop and Deli Awards int he UK and is a member of the Guild of Food Writers.
Elaine is the author of three books, her first, the Great Book of Yorkshire Pudding is in its fourth edition and has sold around the world.
For close to 10 years I have written extensively for About.com, now The Spruce on both British and Irish foods and have enjoyed sharing my love and passion for this dynamic and exciting cuisine. From February 2018, I will continue to contribute to the website, but will no longer be responsible for updating any previous content in my name. Any changes or discrepancies in the recipes please contact the team at The Spruce who will be happy to help you.