Prue Leith’s husband loves leftovers

Prue Leith’s husband loves leftovers

Prue Leith’s husband loves her "leftover" meals.
The ‘Great British Bake Off’ judge rediscovered her love for cooking after meeting retired clothes designer John Playfair – who she married in 2016 – and she has opened up about her man’s favourite dish.
Appearing on ITV’s ‘Loose Women’ on Tuesday (20.11.18): "The thing he likes best is a plate – it is just leftovers.
"I open the fridge on a Sunday night, I look at all that stuff that’s in. There’s a little bit of mayonnaise, whatever’s in there.
"And I put it on biscuits, or in an egg cup, make it look nice – put it on a lettuce leaf, little bites of different things."
Prue, 78, met her man at a friend’s house, and she admitted getting to cook meals for someone else has made her enjoy food more.
She added: "We did meet each other at somebody else’s house. He is amazing – people call him my toy boy because he’s seven years younger than me.
"He is great, and one of the reasons I’m back to the cooking business is because I have someone to cook for every night."
After 25 years working on other projects including novels, Prue has also been inspired to write a new cookery book which is titled ‘My All-Time Favourite Recipes’.
Explaining the reason behind the new tome, she said: "In a sense, it was ‘Bake Off’ because I kept finding I was pinching the bakers’ recipes and I was doing what cookery writers always do, which is begin to stack up bits of paper.
"I had sworn for 25 years I wouldn’t write another recipe book because I was writing novels. But then when I realised I had this stack of stuff – I was even nicking recipes from Paul Hollywood – I better write a book."