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A celebration of inspiring women

9-11 March

This is a celebration of phenomenal women, compiled for Phenomenal People, part of Women of the World 2012.

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Ching-He Huang (黃瀞億) is a Taiwanese-born British food writer, food entrepreneur and TV chef who has appeared in a variety of television cooking shows. Ching has starred in three popular TV series and is the author of five best-selling cookbooks. She has developed a range of woks, tableware and utensils, as well as branded exotic mushrooms grown in the UK and available through Tesco.

Caroline has run the WANC Cafe (Women’s Anarchist Nuisance Cafe) and has provided a community space in London for over ten years.  Amazing!

Thomasina Miers won Masterchef in 2005 and went on to become a TV chef and the co-founder and Executive Chef of Wahaca Restaurants.  She is the author of four books and lives in London with her husband and baby daughter.

Read her guide to simple Mexican recipes in The Guardian.

A British cookery writer who was influential in invigorating the art of home cookery, with articles and books about European cuisines and traditional British dishes.

Her spaghetti bolognese recipe was nominated by one of the UK’s top chefs recently, as their favourite staple recipe of all time.

Described as the saviour of British cooking after the war, Cradock was a restaurant critic, writer, television cook, and Britain’s first celebrity chef.

In a bid to explore how Cradock influenced the eating habits of the British public for nearly 30 years, The Guardian decided to cook and eat only her recipes for an entire week.

Clarissa Wright Dickson

“I am constantly inspired by women, whether my peers or women older than me who seem to have achieved insane amounts (very often whilst juggling families and husbands!).  Clarissa Dickson Wright was the youngest women appointed to the Bar at the tender age of 21 and then gave it all up after a long battle with alcoholism in favour of a hugely successful career in food which not only motivated her, but inspired her.  Prue Leith ran a cooking school and the eponymous Leith’s restaurant for decades and has since been a government advisor on food in schools, a writer and a television presenter.  She also has time to give advice, help and encouragement to young people setting out on their own careers.  More recently I have been hugely inspired by Josie Rourke, not only the youngest artistic director of a major London theatre (she runs the Donmar Warehouse) but also the first female.  I find everywhere I look women are breaking boundaries, laughing aside glass ceilings and working both creatively and inspirationally.  I am proud to be a woman!”

Thomasina Miers won Masterchef in 2005 and went on to become a TV chef and the co-founder and Executive Chef of Wahaca Restaurants.  She is the author of four books and lives in London with her husband and baby daughter.

Aged 16, she was spotted by a model scout while shopping in Covent Garden. Her modelling career included the worlds most successful designers including Chanel, Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Versace, Benetton and Donna Karan. She was the first British black model on the cover of American Elle.

She has authored best selling cookery books, presented two television series and has opened her own retail outlet in London selling baked goods, Ella’s Bakehouse.

Watch Lorraine on a clip from her BBC2 series, Baking Made Easy

An American chef, author, and television personality, recognized for introducing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs.

Watch a multimedia presentation about Child’s kitchen, which now exists in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.