celia brooks

Celia’s biography

Celia’s inventive style of vegetarian cooking has made her an established name on the cookery shelf. Born in Colorado, USA, she moved to London after university. She worked for several years as a private chef for the film director Stanley Kubrick and running her own catering business. 

She has written nine cookbooks including the international bestseller “New Vegetarian”, and has contributed to many others. Her latest book, “SuperVeg: Over 100 Recipes Celebrating the Joy and Power of the 25 Healthiest Vegetables on the Planet” will be published by Murdoch Books early in 2018.

She conveys her passion for food in every way possible, through writing books, journalism, consulting, and live demos. She founded her own business called “Gastrotours” in 2002, designing and conducting tasting tours around London’s foodie hotspots. She is the only person licensed and permitted by Borough Market to run tours there and has worked with the Market for over 10 years.

Celia’s numerous TV appearances include Market Kitchen (UKTV Food), Saturday Kitchen (BBC), and in the USA on PBS and The Food Network.

Celia wrote a weekly column for The Times online called “Urban Farmer” about her allotment in North London, which led to her 2010 book “New Urban Farmer”. She is a regular contributor to print and online publications including BBC Good Food Magazine and the Borough Market blog.