THE “FRENCHEST” OF IRISH COOKS
Trish Deseine has lived and worked in France for nearly 25 years becoming one of France’s most celebrated food writers.
Over 1 million of her cookbooks have been sold worldwide. She has presented three TV series and written many articles and reviews in English and in French.
Born in Northern Ireland, Trish moved to Paris in the early 80s and, after working in Marketing and PR ,in 2000 set up a company selling her favourite product – chocolate. She was quickly approached by French illustrated book publisher Marabout, who loved her imaginative, rule-breaking style.
Trish has now produced 16 food books in French, all published by Marabout, many of which have won prizes and been translated into several languages, and two for British publisher Kyle Cathie. Her first book Petits Plats Entre Amis was an instant hit and won the Laduree and Seb prizes whilst her second book Je Veux du Chocolat became a worldwide bestseller. In Ma Petite Robe Noire, Trish became the first non-French author to win France’s most prestigious cookery prize, the Prix La Mazille at the Perigueux Cookbook Festival. Her latest book,Comme au Resto, won the Prix du Jury at the 2010 World Gourmand awards.
Trish’s English language TV food programmes are Trish’s Paris Kitchen, Trish’s Med Kitchen and Trish’s Country Kitchen. They have been broadcast prime time by RTE and Good Food Channel and around the world on BBC Lifestyle and other English speaking food channels.
She currently produces sweet recipes monthly for French ELLE.
Trish’s most ambitious book to date, a hardback beau livre ”Grande Table, Petite Cuisine”, about ignoring the Masterchef/Come Dine With Me rhetoric and paring down kitchen and cooking to suit our changing lifestyles, is due out in May 2012.
Trish divides her time between a country town near Versailles and Paris. She is also, very slowly, renovating an old bakery in Languedoc, near Béziers.