Mary Berry and Lucy Young
Mary Berry is one of the UK's best-known and most respected cookery writers and television presenters, with over 70 books to her name, and over 6 million sales worldwide, including nine accompanying Thames Television series. An Aga specialist and a champion of traditional family cooking, she ran celebrated Aga workshops and cookery courses from 1990 to 2006 and, with her daughter Annabel, has produced a best-selling range of salad dressings and sauces. In an article in this year's BBC Good Food magazine she was voted by the public the third favourite chef/cook for the most reliable recipes after Jamie Oliver and Delia Smith. Mary will be judging The Great British Bake Off on BBC2 to find the UK's best amateur baker later this year. Lucy Young has been assistant to Mary Berry, who describes her as "a truly exceptional cook", for 19 years and has helped develop the recipes for all Mary's books - including those that accompanied the BBC Television series Mary Berry's Ultimate Cakes and Mary Berry at Home. Lucy helped set up the very first Aga Workshop at Mary Berry's home and teaches on every course. Lucy's expertise is in creating and demonstrating no-hassle recipes to cook for family and friends. Lucy was a regular guest on Great Food Live and Great Food Bites - live food shows broadcast on the UKTV Food channel. She has also been interviewed many times on BBC Radio 2 and local radio and writes a regular column for Country Kitchen magazine.