When Lisa Faulkner won Celebrity MasterChef it was the culmination of an emotional journey that began with her mother's death from cancer when Lisa was 16. Lisa's clearest memories of her mum are of her cooking delicious meals for the family, and in recreating her recipes in this book Lisa is not just keeping her mother's memory alive - she is also able to pass on to her own daughter, Billie, the love of cookery she inherited from her mum. With evocative photographs and easy-to-follow recipes, you too can tempt family and friends with fabulous home cooking all year round. With anecdotal snippets from Lisa's life as well as invaluable personal tips, the recipes include dishes suitable for entertaining - My MasterChef Fish Stew, Pan Fried Scallops with Pea and Mint, Lemon Mascarpone Tart and Pistachio Biscottii - alongside failsafe family fare: The Best Fish Pie, The Perfect Roast, Nanna's Bread and Mummy's Christmas Cake.
Actress Lisa Faulkner won Celebrity MasterChef in 2010, and has since then cooked regularly in a number of the country's leading restaurants. She co-presented Channel 5's Family Cook Off! with Matt Dawson, and has also presented BBC 2's Heir Hunters. Lisa continues to be a regular guest chef on ITV's This Morning, a panellist on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff and has a number of upcoming new drama projects for the BBC.