Carolyn Humphries has been a food writer and editor for many years. She started her career as a chef, but quickly realised she preferred to create food for people to cook at home. Having trained as a journalist, she became a food writer for Woman magazine. She has since written for numerous magazines, is the author of over 60 books and has been a consultant, co-writer and editor on many more projects. She is a member both of the Guild of Food Writers and the Institute of Health Promotion and Education.