As a food writer, Gizzi was the Sunday Times Cook; writing the weekly food pages in the Sunday Times Magazine. She is also a Contributing Editor for InStyle and has written for a wide variety of other magazines and newspapers such as Marie Claire, Elle, Elle USA, Vogue USA, GQ, The Times and The Evening Standard. She has also hosted the Observer Food Monthly awards alongside Jay Rayner.
GIZZI'S KITCHEN MAGIC, published by Virgin Books in 2009, was her first solo book and received critical acclaim during its release. Gizzi was the co-author of the hit cookbook COOK YOURSELF THIN, author of MY KITCHEN TABLE: 100 FOOLPROOF RECIPES and has also contributed to COOKERY SCHOOL by Richard Corrigan. SKINNY WEEKS AND WEEKEND FEASTS, was a revelatory healthy eating book of two halves that gives you a delicious, easy-to-stick-to recipe plan, perfect for 1–2lb weight loss per week. Gizzi went on to write GIZZI'S HEALTHY APPETITE which was released in August 2015 and went straight to the Amazon bestsellers list. Her new book, GIZZI'S SEASON'S EATINGS will be published by Octopus in September 2016 and guides you through her delicious food from Halloween to Hogmanay.
Gizzi has recently joined the Jamie Oliver's FoodTube family with more to come this year!
Always at the forefront of any trend, Gizzi was one of the first to back the trend of the pop-up restaurant scene having opened 4 pop-ups in the past 3 years; one with Innocent Smoothies at the Tramshed in Shoreditch, one at Clarence House in association with START the sustainability charity, a Tiki lounge at Bestival and an East London gourmet pie shop. She has cheffed at many supper clubs for guests like Boy George, Adam Ant, Sadie Frost, Pearl Lowe, Carl Barrat and Grace Woodward. Her most recent pop-up took inspiration from the Korean hole-in-the-wall scene in New York: Gizzi’s ‘K Town’ at Concrete in Shoreditch was an underground eating, drinking and music venue with a menu that was created and cooked by Gizzi. Entertainment ranged from rockabilly, soul and ska bands, to live Korean burlesque and a Korean Elvis impersonator.
Her food events are now becoming legendary for those people in the know. GIZZI'S BARN YARD PARTY in Dalson was a one day food event with top chefs running stalls, live music and DJs inclufing Gizzi herself. She programmed her own tent at LATITUDE inviting chefs like Jack Stein, Ben Tish, Carl Clarke and Neil Rankin to reveal some of their best cooking techniques to festival-goers.
Her edgy attitude has caught the attention of the fashion world and she regularly makes the fashion pages of the UK’s style press. She has effortless style, unmistakably 60’s with a Rockabilly twist, which has struck a chord with the public, helping her bridge the gap between food and fashion.
Gizzi is a popular choice for Food Festivals, Endorsements and Personal Appearances. Please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements.
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- The son of a baker, Paul originally trained as a sculptor before finding fame on The Great British Bake Off.