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Jane Baxter

Chef, Writer and TV personality, Jane is a regular on the BBC’s cookery show – Saturday Kitchen.


Chef, Writer and TV personality, Jane is a regular on the BBC’s cookery show – Saturday Kitchen. 

It was whilst studying at Leeds University that she decided that a career in cookery was for her. She began at ‘Riverside’ in Helford under George Perry-Smith, then had the honour of working with one of her major influences – Joyce Molyneux at ‘The Carved Angel’ in Dartmouth.

Her love for all things Italian and in particular Puglia, started at her time at The River Café in London. Then, after working in various other London establishments, Jane went ‘off-piste’ to live and work in the South Pacific for 7 years.

On her return she started working for ‘Riverford’, first setting-up the staff canteen, then the local school meals and finally was responsible for the style of food and service at the Field Kitchen.

Jane also wrote the recipes for the two Riverford Farm Cookbooks, the first of which gained two ‘Guild of Food Writers’ awards.

Jane is also a regular contributor to the Guardian and Observer Food Monthly and has written 3 books for – ‘Leon’.

Leon Fast Vegetarian,

Leon Happy Salads and

Leon Fast & Free.

Now based in Devon, she is the Head Chef and co-owner of Wild Artichokes.

Twitter and Insta @baxcooka 


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