I was born in Belfast and grew up in Co. Antrim in Ireland. In 1985 I graduated in Modern Languages from The University of Edinburgh and then moved to my food paradise, France. For over thirty years I lived in and around Paris, raising four children, working in fashion, marketing and PR.
In 2000, I was approached by French publishers Hachette to write my first cookbook “Petits Plats entre Amis” . It was a hit! Since then, my unabashed love of eating and cooking, with a penchant for chocolate , has kept me busy writing about food.
I have now published 35 books in English and French, including several co-editions for the US and UK markets, which have been widely translated, with ‘Je Veux du Chocolat’ selling hundreds of thousands of copies around the world. My books include commissions for La Grande Épicerie de Paris, Picard France and Marks and Spencer France.
In 2013 I published 'The Paris Gourmet' for Flammarion, in English and French, a guide to Parisian restaurants, markets and shops.
In 2009 I was named one of French GQ and Vogue’s 40 Women of the decade. My books have won 5 World Gourmand Awards, Le Prix Laduree, le Prix de la Nuit du Livre, Le Prix Hédiard, le Prix la Mazille and le Prix des Savoureuses in 2018 for ‘C'est de la Trish’ at the Périgueux Cookbook Fair. In 2016, ‘Home Recipes from Ireland’ was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award. ‘My Comfort Food’ (Editions de La Martinière) was awarded the 2020 Grand Prix Eugénie Brazier for food writing.
I have presented three RTE TV cookery series, broadcast by BBC Lifestyle worldwide, and two recent productions with BBCNI. I'm currently The Gloss Magazine Ireland's food writer, and have written for, reviewed in and contributed to ELLE and ELLE à Table France, Image Ireland, Le Fooding, Wallpaper Guides, The Guardian, The Gloss features, The Observer Food Monthly The Financial Times, The Sunday Times and The Irish Times. Here's a BBC Radio 4 Food Programme Sheila Dillon made about me where we talk about my life in France and return to Ireland in 2015.
My three books published by Les Editions de la Martinière are, 'C'est de la Trish' 2018, all about condiments and other taste boosters. 'Un Soupçon de Sucre' 2019, dives into baking with flavoursome, unrefined sugars and ‘My Comfort Food’ came out in autumn 2020.
My new book "La Cuisine Veggie et Vegane par Une Omnivore Réticente mais Amoureuse", is all about how non vegetarian and vegan cooks can please everyone around their table, whatever their régime.
Most of the images here are kindly shared by Virginie Garnier.
Some of my recent pieces for The Irish Times and The Gloss
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