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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 June 1941Woking, Surrey, England, UK
Birth NameDelia Ann Smith
Nickname Queen of Cuisine

Mini Bio (1)

Delia Smith was born on June 18, 1941 in Woking, Surrey, England as Delia Ann Smith. She is a writer, known for How to Cook (1998), Mid Life Christmas (2009) and Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings (2000). She has been married to Michael Wynn Jones since September 11, 1971.

Spouse (1)

Michael Wynn Jones (11 September 1971 - present)

Trivia (13)

Smith is the UK's favourite cookery writer having sold (as of 2002) in excess of 14 million books.
Is a director of Norwich City Football Club.
Her first book, 'How to Cheat at Cooking', was published in 1971.
She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1995 for her services to sports and culinary literature..
[January 2003] Announces her retirement from TV cooking, although she will continue to produce recipe books.
Her first real brush with fame came when she was assigned to bake the cake that appeared on the sleeve of The Rolling Stones' chart-topping album, "Let It Bleed" (1969)
When her portrait appeared on the cover of The Observer Food Monthly supplement (UK Feb. 2008), it was a virtual replica of Dutch painter Jan Vermeer's "Milkmaid" with the features altered to resemble Smith's all-too-familiar face.
Curiously enough, for one whose whole life has been food, she and her husband never throw dinner parties or even attend them.
Fanatical churchgoer that she is (attends mass seven days a week}, when she and husband Michael plan a trip abroad, it becomes incumbent on him to check out church and timetable schedules in advance of the vacation.
The 2008 release of her cookbook "How to Cheat at Cooking" (a loose update of her first book) became an instant best-seller in the UK.
Writes all her recipes and cookbook data the old-fashioned way - longhand. Husband, Michael, then simply transfers the information to the home computer.
She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to the Food Industry.
Suffolk, England [June 2009]

Personal Quotes (1)

My work brings me into contact with a lot of people and I love people. But I like them more in the work context than the social context, so I don't have a big social life at all.

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