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Hi, I’m Jane

My aim is to inspire you to cook more, with recipes that deliver on flavour and look great, whatever your skill level.

I relish creating tasty recipes that combine storecupboard ingredients with interesting and seasonal produce that we all can find without too much stress. I want them to be properly useful for life, be it a Monday night pasta or a showstopping cake for a celebration.

After spending six years on the team at BBC Good Food magazine,  this ‘being helpful’ thing became sort of ingrained. I’ve since made four step-by-step cookbooks with Phaidon press, and created hundreds of recipes for the UK’s best-loved food magazines and brands including BBC Good Food, Waitrose, Waitrose Food, Jamie, bbc.com/food and The Guardian. All my recipes are tested and written by me, in my own kitchen.

Outside of all this, I’m a mum, enthusiastic but terrible gardener, pub quiz team member and new wave Women’s Institute founder, fond of heavy music and strong tea, preferably at the same time.

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Work with me

I write recipes, food features, food style, test and edit. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your project.

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See what I’m up to on Instagram @janehornby. I’d love to see any recipes you’ve made - add the tag #janehornby to share. Or say hello on Facebook.

Contact me

Have a quick look at my frequently asked questions and find out how to drop me a line.