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About Becky Thorn

My name is Becky Thorn. I am a forty something  part time primary school teacher and an accidental author. I have a husband and two children. I cook as many meals as possible from scratch for my family so I am always on the receiving end of honest and vocal criticism when I get it wrong.

In March 2007 I appeared on “Masterchef goes large” as a guest amateur restaurant critic. I won this chance by writing a short critique of a favourite meal. I have also designed a meal for the Heinz Weight Watchers range which was then made and sold nationally.

My children cannot believe you had to eat liver and bacon at school, and my husband can’t believe I had seconds. I did because that got me front of the queue for puddings, somewhere you will still find me today. I am sure the others in the pudding queue bought this book when it was published as it has now sold out. A new format reprint is coming soon.

My most recent book is “Movie Dinners” published by Portico (Anova)in September 2010. How to mix a Sex in the City cosmopolitan, boil a bunny or even make that sandwich from “When Harry met Sally”



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  1. Joanne Fagan / Nov 23 2012 11:48 am

    Hi Becky, trying to contact you from re our 100 Best Food Blogs feature. Do get back in touch. Many thanks, Jo

  2. Damian Clarkson / Feb 22 2013 1:49 pm

    Hi Becky
    Would very much like to talk to you about possibly reciprocal guest blogging. Could you please contact Interested in the school dinners theme. Best. Damian.

  3. Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah / Oct 4 2013 11:14 am

    A Taste of Israel

    Come and experience one of the most diverse cuisines in the world as three of Tel Aviv’s most promising chefs serve up a feast for you to re-create at home.

    Israeli gastronomy is a melting pot of influences from across the centuries: combining the rich meats enjoyed by the Bedouin tribes, the vibrant freshness of the Mediterranean and the exotic spices of the Arabian peninsula. In creating their menus our chefs will draw upon their own diverse backgrounds, using simple, high quality ingredients.

    To complement their creations, the highly-attuned nose of John Weiss, chief sommelier at Kedem Europe has specially selected Israeli wine pairings to set off each dish.

    Our sommelier will be on hand to answer your questions, while the chefs will also be available to share cooking tips. They will also explain how they were brought together through WIZO, a charitable initiative designed to help disadvantaged people in Israel through vocational training.

    If that were not enough, you will be given a goody bag containing recipes from the evening, and a bottle of wine.
    B’shalom and b’teyavon! (in peace and good appetite)

    Date: Tuesday 15th October 2013
    Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
    Venue: Restaurant 1701, Bevis Marks, London, EC3A 5D

    Please RSVP to

  4. helenasbistro / Jan 3 2014 10:22 am

    Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Blog of the Year Award. I love reading your posts and recipes, and can’t wait to see what you will be making in 2014! 🙂

  5. Ania TastyQuery / Jun 23 2014 1:12 pm


    I saw your blog and thought it had great recipes and awesome pictures! I therefore would like to invite you to our new culinary website which has just started.

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  6. Kamila / Apr 26 2015 8:01 am

    Dear Becky,
    Thank you for sharing all these amazing and truly delicious recipes! We’d be happy to build a partnership with such a dedicated food blogger and get you promoted at our official FB with over 22K followers. Please visit our website to learn more about the opportunities you may get with us: Feel free to contact me at for any additional information.
    Thank you!

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