Mary Berry

Known as the queen of baking and the star of Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry was born on 24 March, 1935 and studied catering at college. She moved to France at the age of 21 to study at Le Cordon Bleu School and then embarked on a career in cookery and bakings.

During her career, Mary has published more than 75 cookbook and presented many TV shows. In 2010, she was announced as a judge in the Bake Off along with Paul Hollywood. Formerly cookery editor at Housewife and then Ideal Home magazine, Mary was awarded a CBE in 2012 and it has been her life’s mission to get everyone baking.


Other authors you may like

Mary Berry Books

  • MBQC

    Mary Berry's Quick Cooking (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    (5) Hand-picked favourites
    In this companion to her latest BBC One series, the queen of cooking Mary Berry presents a selection of 20- and 30-minute meals that are wonderfully tasty.

    These recipes (there are over 120 of them, including all that are shown on the series) will allow you to cook from scratch and are all so easy to prepare. You'll be able to get on with other bits while the delicious meal is in the oven!

    Mary also shares no-nonsense tips and techniques for getting ahead in the kitchen and the fast, fresh and mouth-watering recipes range from crumble fish pie to roast venison fillet and peppercorn sauce and upside-down rhubarb pudding.

    Why should you buy this book? It's full of fast and easy dishes from the one and only Mary Berry!
    • £10.99
    • RRP £22.00
    • Save £11.01
    More info
  • Clearance
    MBEV

    Mary Berry Everyday (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    Mary Berry is the nation's favourite baker and in this official tie-in to her brand new BBC series, she shows you how to prepare some truly phenomenal recipes.

    There are 120 recipes to try out and they're all presented with Mary's trademark no-fuss guidance and instructions. Anyone who loves cooking will find so much to enjoy in these mouth-watering recipes.

    Mary even shares her best time-saving tips, storecupboard essentials and clever ways to cook.
    • £8.99
    • RRP £26.00
    • Save £17.01
    More info
  • MBCL

    Classic (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    No one knows good food better than Mary Berry and in her latest cookbook she reveals 120 brand new recipes that are sure to delight all your family, friends and guests.

    She offers advice that will help you feel more confident in the kitchen and even her most complex recipes will be manageable for even the most novice cook.

    She'll show you how to master the art of traditional French onion soup, roast the perfect loin of pork with apple sauce and (of course!) make incredibly tasty teatime treats including treacle tart and lemon meringue pie.
    • £10.99
    • RRP £26.00
    • Save £15.01
    More info
  • MYCC

    Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Mary Berry is the nation's favourite baker (and cook!) and this revised and updated edition of her classic cookbook is packed with over 650 recipes that will delight families across the nation. It's a great gift and an essential addition to any kitchen bookshelf.

    Showcasing a combination of traditional dishes, exotic flavours and typically tasty Mary Berry favourites, the dishes are accompanied by beautiful photography and there are ideas for soups, poultry, game, pies, desserts, cakes and vegetarian treats.

    From salmon roulade to prawn tacos and dairy-free lasagne, the recipes are suitable for all occasions and can be prepared by cooks of all abilities.
    • £11.99
    • RRP £30.00
    • Save £18.01
    More info
  • Clearance
    MHTT

    Mary's Household Tips & Tricks (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Mary Berry knows much more than baking... In this book, Britain's best-loved cook shares all her household tips and tricks that will make you feel happier.

    Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated, it covers everything from organising your kitchen to sorting a wardrobe and even getting green-fingered in the garden and making some beautiful flower arrangements.

    All practical and easy to do, this is a must-have compendium for anyone who wants to keep their homes organised and clean.
    • £4.49
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £15.51
    More info
  • ACQKO

    My Kitchen Table: 100 Sweet Treats and Puds (Paperback)

    Mary Berry

    Following the success of Mary Berry's first book in the authoritative "My Kitchen Table" series, "100 Cakes and Bakes", the baking expert returns with a new collection of tempting delights. In this compact cookbook, Mary has selected 100 mini bakes perfect for afternoon tea, such as biscuits, pastries, cupcakes and tea breads, and her favourite puddings, including dessert cakes, tarts, pies, cheesecakes and sponge puddings, to provide plenty of inspiration to satisfy any sweet tooth. Including classic recipes and new ideas - all tried-and-tested and photographed - "100 Sweet Treats and Puds" is the perfect companion to Mary's "100 Cakes and Bakes" and an attractive addition to any cookery collection.
    • £6.59
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £1.40
    More info
  • AKJWZ

    Simple Cakes (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    Let Simple Cakes dispel the myth that cake-baking is all fuss and fiddle. Now Mary Berry guides you through the art of making the ultimate in comfort food, from cakes, biscuits and pastries, to meringues and more. From Coffee Cake and Devonshire Scones to Lavender Biscuits and, of course, the classic Victoria Sponge, each delicious recipe is accompanied by step-by-step illustrations and simple instructions to ensure impressive results every time. Including sections on ingredients, equipments and methods, as well as suggested party menus, baking has never been so simple.
    • £12.39
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £2.60
    More info
  • ABAIV

    My Kitchen Table: 100 Cakes and Bakes (Paperback)

    Mary Berry

    Mary Berry is the queen of cakes. There is no one better qualified to show you how to make the best Victoria sponge, vanilla cupcake, fruit tea bread or chocolate fudge cake. Together with these eternally popular recipes, Mary also shows you how to make the best children's birthday cake, Wimbledon cake, banana muffin, French patisserie and Christmas cake. Foolproof recipes for every occasion, this collection will secure a place on your kitchen bookshelf.
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £1.60
    More info
  • BWUZI

    Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    (1)
    The No. 1 IndyBest Celebrity Cookbook for 2017 Packed with over 650 everyday Mary Berry recipes, this is the biggest ever cookbook from Britain's best-loved cookery writer that no kitchen should be without. This updated edition of Mary's million-selling cookbook is the only Mary Berry book that you need. Every delicious recipe is accompanied by beautiful photography to inspire your cooking, with an eclectic mix of traditional dishes, exotic flavours, and classic Mary Berry recipes. Learn to make every type of dish, including soups, poultry, game, pies, desserts, cakes, and vegetarian favourites. Every enticing chapter starts with a know-how section to get you ready to cook and shows you Mary's trusted tips and tricks. These tried and tested Mary Berry recipes include mouth-watering dishes for family and friends no matter the occasion, including hummus, paella, dairy-free lasagne, prawn, tacos, chicken pot pie, English roast beef, croissants, cherry cheesecake, and her best-ever chocolate brownies! Perfect for everyday cooks and Mary Berry fans alike, Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook is the crowning glory of every cook's shelf. Previous edition ISBN 9781405370950
    • £24.00
    • RRP £30.00
    • Save £6.00
    More info
  • BWUWQ

    Fast Cakes (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    (5)
    Fast Cakes is the unmissable and definitive baking book from Mary Berry. Mary has incorporated her 'all-in-one' method of preparation into as many recipes as possible, so her recipes are faster to make than ever. Nearly 100 of the bakes take only 10 minutes to make and Mary has included small bake variations for fruit cakes, which traditionally take a long time in the oven, so you can make one even when you are pushed for time. There are scones, buns and biscuits that you can whip up for tea, traybakes and fruit loaves perfect for a school or village fete and of course foolproof cakes for every occasion from everyday recipes such as a Honey and Almond Cake to Mary's First-Rate Chocolate Cake. Not forgetting recipes you can make with your kids from Happy Face Biscuits to Traffic Lights and Jammy Buns. If you miss Mary's wisdom and inspiration in The Great British Bake Off, or want a brand-new companion to Mary Berry's Baking Bible, this is the cookbook for you, with over 150 easy recipes to make with confidence. Straightforward recipes you can trust, Fast Cakes is a must-have for all busy bakers. Note: Fast Cakes was first published by Piatkus in 1981 and was an instant hit with classic recipes that could be made in minutes. A bestseller of its time, many families are still baking with it now, but 37 years on, Mary Berry has completely revised and updated this much-loved book. Collected together with recipes from Mary's follow-up book, More Fast Cakes, published in 1988, this is a beautifully photographed hardback edition for a new generation of bakers.
    • £20.80
    • RRP £26.00
    • Save £5.20
    More info
  • AALIY

    Mary Berry's Baking Bible (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    (2)
    This definitive collection from the undisputed queen of cakes brings together all of Mary Berry's most mouth-watering baking recipes in a beautifully packaged edition. Filled with 250 foolproof recipes, from the classic Victoria Sponge, Very Best Chocolate Cake and Hazelnut Meringue Cake to tempting muffins, scones and bread and butter pudding, this is the most comprehensive baking cookbook you'll ever need. Mary's easy-to-follow instructions and handy tips make it ideal for kitchen novices and more experienced cooks alike, and full-colour photographs and beautiful illustrations will guide you smoothly to baking success. Drawing on her years of experience to create recipes for cakes, breads and desserts, "Mary Berry's Baking Bible" will prove to be a timeless classic.
    • £20.80
    • RRP £26.00
    • Save £5.20
    More info
  • AUOQP

    Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect (Paperback)

    Mary Berry

    Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect teaches you how to cook over 100 exciting recipes, all made particularly special with Mary Berry's very own Keys to Perfection. For every delicious recipe Mary identifies the crucial part to get right to guarantee best results, and then demonstrates it with step-by-step instructions. She reveals the secret to crisp pork crackling or melt-in-the-mouth salmon, how to bake a feather-light cake, or the key to a super-crunchy crumble topping. Mary Berry Cooks The Perfect comes with an exclusive tote bag, making it the perfect gift for every Mary fan. With a variety of recipes for the whole family to enjoy, quick suppers to rustle up after work, and impressive dishes for when you entertain, Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect is the only cookbook you need to guarantee perfection every time. Discover a delicious mix of tried and tested favourites, and new twists on the classics, with a selection of new ingredients and flavour combinations. Mary knows the details in a recipe that make all the difference. Discover them in Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect.
    • £19.99
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £0.01
    More info
  • MBFC

    Mary Berry Foolproof Cooking (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    Hand-picked favourites
    Accompanying the Queen of Baking's new BBC series, Mary Berry's Foolproof Cooking is a book that teaches even the biggest novice how to cook with confidence.

    There are 120 recipes included in the book and they range from delicious weeknight meals to dinner party ideas and tempting tray bakes. A national treasure who continues to grow in popularity due to the Great British Bake Off, the recipes are accompanied by Mary's no-nonsense tips and techniques which ensure perfect results every time - whether you're cooking starters, fish, poultry, meat, pasta or desserts.

    Mary also tells you how to foolproof your entire kitchen and reveals how you should prepare ahead to entertain a crowd, plan your weekly meals for the family and ensure store cupboards are well stocked.
    • £9.99
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £15.01
    More info
  • AIZUI

    Recipe for Life (Paperback)

    Mary Berry

    From Queen of Tarts to the nation's heart, Mary Berry shares her Recipe for Life. 'In the words of my father, my birth caused no end of trouble...' From the moment she came into the world - two weeks early, throwing her parents' lives into disarray - Mary has gracefully but firmly done things her own way. Born in 1935, in the city of Bath, Mary's childhood was a curious mix of idyllic picnics and ramblings, and alarming air raids; of a spirited and outdoorsy home life and a dreaded school existence. All nearly cut horribly short by an almost fatal bout of polio when she was thirteen, which isolated Mary in hospital, away from beloved family and friends for months. Recovery saw her turn to her one true passion - cookery. And so began a love affair that has - so far - spanned six remarkable decades; from demonstrating ovens in the early 1950s to producing glossy food magazines in the 60s and 70s, gradually becoming the country's most prolific and - many would say - best loved cookery writer. Until her emergence in the 21st century as a TV sensation and style icon on the Great British Bake Off. As a working mother, at the heart of a busy household, Mary became an expert at the art of juggling, even bringing her working life into her home with her Aga school. And there have been challenges, one terrible tragedy and many joys along the way. In this touching, evocative and fascinating memoir, we accompany Mary on her journey of nearly eighty years; a life lived to the full, with a wicked sense of fun and an eye for the absurd, it is the life of a delightfully traditional but thoroughly modern woman. Fans of The Great British Bake Off can't wait to get their hands on Mary Berry's Recipe for Life. Born in 1935, Mary has been teaching Britain how to cook for over half a century. Her far-reaching culinary career has taken her from recipe tester, cookery editor, author and entrepreneur to TV personality. Mary lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband Paul.
    • £9.09
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £0.90
    More info
  • BUSIC

    Mary Berry's Family Sunday Lunches (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    Sunday lunch is one of the great British traditions and in Family Sunday Lunches Mary Berry brings together the classics and her own family favourites to create an invaluable all-year-round cookbook. Full of reliable and delicious recipes to suit cosy informal meals and show-stopping feasts for friends, this is more than just a Sunday roast book. Mary brings Sunday lunch right up to date and shares her springtime starters, autumnal fruit pies, slow-cooked casseroles and light summer salads - winter curries, garden buffets, moreish vegetarian meals and divine desserts are included, too. Mary hasn't forgotten the classic roast, though, and has fine-tuned the essential information for each and every one, as well as including all the traditional roast accompaniments - find out how to make the perfect Yorkshire puddings, homemade cranberry sauce and your very own knock-out stuffing. With prepare-ahead tips and Aga cooking instructions, Mary Berry's Family Sunday Lunches is an invaluable addition to every kitchen shelf.
    • £20.00
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £5.00
    More info
  • BTQGQ

    Classic (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    "These are my wonderful brand-new recipes - timeless classics, simple British dishes and delicious, modern favourites to tempt family and friends. With my trusted tips and techniques for quick, easy and foolproof cooking, in Classic I'll show you how to make the very best food in my own special, no-fuss way." Mary Berry Britain's most trusted cook, Mary Berry, has been showing the nation how to make delicious, foolproof food for decades. This brand-new collection from her landmark new BBC One series brings together everything we love about Mary - wonderfully simple but utterly dependable recipes that are essential for every home. These are recipes everyone can enjoy cooking and eating, no matter their time, budget or confidence. Featuring all the recipes from Mary's new television series, each accompanied by Mary's no-nonsense tips and techniques, this stunning step-by-step cookbook ensures perfect results every time. From ever-popular classics like Rack of Lamb with Orange and Thyme Sauce or Lemon Meringue Pie, to a perfect loin of pork with apple sauce, Mary cooks alongside you every step of the way.
    • £20.80
    • RRP £26.00
    • Save £5.20
    More info
  • AXJNC

    Mary Berry: Foolproof Cooking (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    In this brand-new, official tie-in to Mary's much anticipated series, the nation's best-loved home cook will teach you to cook with confidence, with over 120 delicious recipes. This book features all the recipes from the show, including delicious weeknight dinners, irresistible dinner party suggestions and of course, plenty of tempting traybakes and biscuits for those with a sweet tooth. Featuring her no-nonsense tips and techniques, each chapter ensures perfect results every time, whatever you're cooking. In addition, Mary's no-fuss advice will help you foolproof your kitchen - whether that's preparing ahead to entertain a crowd, planning weekly family meals, or ensuring your store cupboard is well stocked. With Mary's no-fuss guidance, discover how every delicious dish can be made completely foolproof.
    • £20.00
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £5.00
    More info
  • ANYAY

    Mary Berry Cookery Course (Paperback)

    Mary Berry

    This is a cookery course from the UK's much-loved cook. Let Mary take you from new cook to good cook or from good cook to great cook with Mary Berry's Cookery Course, now in paperback. With delicious recipes from soups, starters and mains to bread, puddings and cakes, you can master the foundations of cooking and build your culinary repertoire under the guidance of Mary Berry. Learn how to cook Mary Berry's favourite recipes with ease and find out how Mary gets her roast chicken skin so crispy and how she ensures her apple pie doesn't have a "soggy bottom". Perfect the basics of cooking with 12 classic 'master recipes' such as leek and potato soup, chargrilled salmon fillets and Victoria sandwich cake with step-by-step instructions. Then cook your way to success with over 100 fail-safe recipes with photographs of each finished dish so you know what you're aiming for each time. Mary also offers advice on ingredients and how to keep a well-stocked pantry as well as teaching kitchen techniques such as whipping egg whites to guarantee perfect results every time. Mary Berry's Cookery Course is perfect for all home cooks who want to learn to cook 'the Mary Berry way'.
    • £15.79
    • RRP £17.99
    • Save £2.20
    More info
  • AKIEF

    Cook Now, Eat Later (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

    Cooking for family and friends should be a pleasure, but trying to find the time in our busy lives can make it seem like a chore. Mary Berry takes the heat out of the kitchen by showing you how to prepare everything in advance. With each delicious dish, Mary proves that convenience doesn't have to mean compromising on flavor, quality, or style. Whether you are cooking for family, a few friends, or a Christmas crowd, "Cook Now, Eat Later" gets you one step ahead, giving you a hassle-free mealtime. Using clear instructions, the best ingredients, and practical shortcuts, Mary's easy-to-follow recipes and tips will give you the cooking confidence you need to make entertaining a breeze.
    • £19.99
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £0.01
    More info
  • AAGKV

    Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book (Paperback)

    Mary Berry

    (2)
    Over many years, Mary Berry has perfected the art of cake-making and her skills have earned her a reputation as the queen of cakes. Now she has updated her classic home baking bible, the Ultimate Cake Book, and once again shares with you the secrets of her success. With over 200 classic recipes, Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book includes recipes for every cake, biscuit and bun you ever wanted to bake and many more. From the traditional Victoria Sandwich Cake, Tarte Tatin or Millionaires' Shortbread to the indulgent Very Best Chocolate Roulade, Swiss Wild Strawberry and Walnut Cake or Sharp Lemon Cheesecake there is sure to be a cake or bake here to suit everyone. Ideal for cake-making novices as well as more experienced cooks, Mary explains the basic methods of baking and gives advice on ingredients and equipment. Mary's easy-to-follow recipes are interspersed with baking tips and solutions for the most common problems, making it possible for everyone to bake their favourite cake, whatever the occasion.
    • £15.89
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £4.11
    More info