The Female Chef


'The Female Chef' by Clare Finney and Liz Seabrook. 216pp, hardback, 196 x 255mm. Featuring stories and recipes from 30 chefs. Winner of the Fortnum & Mason Debut Food Book Award 2022.

A glance at the current list of Michelin-starred chefs will tell you the professional kitchen’s infamous gender imbalance is far from solved. With revealing interviews and deeply personal recipes, this book presents 30 female pioneers in the British food scene who are rewriting the rules and redefining what it means to be a successful chef.

Clare Finney writes about food, cooks, chefs and producers for a variety of national and regional magazines and newspapers, and in 2019 was pronounced Food Writer of the Year in Fortnum and Mason’s Food and Drink Awards. This is her first book.

Liz Seabrook is a portrait and lifestyle photographer. Celebrating women through warm, honest portraiture has always been at the core of Liz’s work; in 2020, she was selected for 1854’s Portrait of Britain award.

This book is carbon neutral. This is the first edition.

ISBN: 978-1-914314-01-8

Published by Hoxton Mini Press