I was born in Belfast, graduated in Modern Languages from The University of Edinburgh and then lived in and around Paris for over twenty five years..
Since being approached by French publishers Hachette to write my first cookbook “Petits Plats entre Amis” in 2000, my unabashed love of eating and cooking, with a penchant for chocolate, has kept me busy writing.
I have now published over 25 books in English and French which have been widely translated, including commissions for La Grande Epicerie de Paris, Picard France and Marks and Spencer France. The books have won 5 World Gourmand Awards, Le Prix Laduree, le Prix la Mazille for Ma Petite Robe Noire and le Prix des Savoureuses in 2018 for C'est de la Trish at Périgueux and le Prix de la Nuit du Livre for Gouts de Luxe. In 2009 I was named one of French GQ and Vogue’s 40 Women of the decade.
In 2013 I published 'The Paris Gourmet' a guide to Parisian restaurants, markets and shops in English and French, for Flammarion.
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.
After four years in the little food paradise of west Cork, Ireland, where I spent my time writing a little, eating a LOT,and running relaxed, nourishing events and workshops, immersed in the spectacular Irish landscape, I'm now back in France once more and ready to finish the love story I started with the country and its food, many years ago. I'm now living in a tiny village in la Sarthe, near the beautiful town of Bellême.
My books are now published by Les Editions de la Martinière, Paris. 'C'est de la Trish', all about condiments and other taste boosters, was published in 2018. My latest book, 'Un Soupçon de Sucre' has just come out; and dives into baking with flavoursome, unrefined sugars. I've just started work on my next one.
My first French workshops are launching Spring 2020, in beautiful locations in the Normandy countryside.
Watch this space.
See you soon.
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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