Masterchef's Gregg Wallace
In this great interview Gregg reveals all about his new book and his love of food to Foxy on Magic Breakfast
Not content with presenting Matsrechef and running a mulit-million pound fruit and vegetable business, Gregg Wallace has now truned his hand to writing.
About the book - Life on a Plate
Gregg Wallace, star presenter of BBC's MASTERCHEF, restaurateur and expert on all things pudding, shares his story for the first time. After leaving school at 14, he started his career as a greengrocer at the New Covent Garden market and went on to create his multi-million pound fruit and veg business a decade later. A star slot on BBC VEG TALK, an award-winning television programme followed and in 2005, the chance to front MASTERCHEF, a show that has drawn in over 4.5 million viewers and produced some of the nation's best up-and-coming chefs.
He has since opened two restaurants, Wallace & Co and Gregg's Table, penned numerous cookery books and has written for the national and trade press. In this, his first memoir, Gregg tells how his early passion for food growing up in Peckham, South London led to a world of Michelin star restaurants, celebrity chefs and a mission to save Britain's produce - and in an extraordinary turn with more than a few life-changing hurdles - brought him back to his roots.