Our exclusive collection of Prue Leith Beeswax Wraps features three bold and colourful geometric designs, all designed and created by us for Prue, reflecting her fun and colourful style.
We spoke to Prue about our new collaboration, all things food, and being a fellow Cotswolds local.
What inspired your collaboration with The Beeswax Wrap Co.?
Someone gave me a pack of The Beeswax Co.’s wraps and I found them just delightful to use. So much EASIER than trying to wrap a lump of cheese with greaseproof paper and rubber bands, or fiddling about with a foil dispenser or clingfilm, and gloriously, no guilty conscience about plastic!
What are your three kitchen essentials?
Apart from my beeswax wraps, my ancient Robotchef which chops and heats, grates and liquidisers. I’ve had it for over thirty years and refuse to have a modern one because this one does everything I could possibly want. And finally there is my Lakeland bright red rubber flexible fits-all-sizes saucepan lid.
As well as being a world renowned chef and TV personality, you are an exceptional businesswomen. What advice would you give to other women in business?
There is nothing as exciting as your own business. But also nothing as draining. Don’t go it alone if you haven’t the stamina of an ox, patience of a saint and actually LIKE responsibility and stress!
What is your favourite meal to make at home?
It changes. Right now it’s a Savoury Bread and Butter pudding made with stale bread spread with pesto and layered up with cooked onion, tomato and garlic and baked in a cheesy herby custard. Yum.
You live in the Cotswolds, what is your favourite thing about living here and what inspired your move out of London?
My favourite thing is the view out of our windows: rolling English countryside. We moved to the country because my two-year-olds, Daniel and Li-Da were driving me mad in a fifth floor London flat. And besides, I wanted to start a duck farm. We were selling 16 portions of duck a night in my restaurant and I thought it would be cheaper to raise the birds than buy them. I was wrong!