A cooking and publishing phenomenon, Lorraine Pascale is a unique talent. Her relaxed nature and happy, welcoming style are unrivaled in her field.
Lorraine’s first book, Baking Made Easy, which featured 100 of her favourite recipes, was a number one bestseller. The accompanying TV series, her first, attracted brilliant reviews and was a massive hit with the audience, peaking at close to 3 million viewers during its six-week run. The series premiered on Cooking Channel as Simply Baking in October 2011.
Home Cooking Made Easy, Lorraine’s second book, will be released September 29, 2011, and is accompanied by another BBC series of the same name. Home Cooking Made Easy premieres on BBC TWO on September 26, 2011. Once again, Lorraine will bring her informed and practical advice to the fore, with a light touch that belies her rigorous professional training. Her delicious and original ideas will no doubt prove to be another hit with the audience at home.
A highly successful fashion model in the ‘90s, Lorraine fronted campaigns for brands including Versace, Donna Karan, Katherine Hamnett and The Gap. The first British black model on the cover of American Elle, she also worked regularly with Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and influential fashion editor Edward Enninful for i-D magazine.
But at the start of 2000, Lorraine turned her back on her successful modelling career, deciding instead to pursue her long-term passion for cookery. She enrolled in Leith’s Diploma of Food and Wine course, and learned about every aspect of food. She also worked stages in kitchens including The Square, Petrus, The Mandarin Oriental, The Wolseley, Hakkasan and the Hummingbird Bakery.