Delia Smith is famous for her cooking skills. She is Britain’s best selling cook book author. She has sold over 21 million copies.
She is also Gourmet game changer #35.
Believe it or not her first job was as a hair dresser. She also worked at a travel agency before she decided to become a chef.
She started as a dishwasher in a tiny restaurant called The Singing Chef.
She quickly moved to waitress and then cook.
In 1969 she started writing about food for The Daily Mirrors new magazine.
In 1972 she started a column in the Evening Standard, then later for the Radio Times.
Delia Smith became famous from a show called Family Fare, however, her first television appearance was on a show called Look East shown on the BBC.
In 2003 she announced her retirement from television.
She returned in 2008 for a new six part series and an updated version of her popular selling cookbook How to Cheat at Cooking.
In 2010 her latest television series Delia through the Decades was broadcasted again on the BBC.
In March 2001 she launched her website Delia Online. In August 2011 near her 70th birthday she stepped down from her catering role at Carrow Road
She currently lives with her Welsh born husband Michael Wynn-Jones in Stowmarket Suffolk.
I decided to make her Yorkshire Pudding
1/3 cup AP flour
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons beef drippings
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
Add the beef drippings to your pan and set in the oven to warm up for 15 minutes.
Pour the batter into the sizzling hot fat.
Allow to cook 25-30 minutes until crisp and golden brown.
Serve as soon as possible.
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Peace be with you,