Kay Plunkett-Hogge is a cookery writer and broadcaster, based in London.

Born and brought up in Bangkok, she spent her childhood between two kitchens: inside for Western food, outside for Thai.

It’s an experience that has left her with a foot in two worlds.

A former model agent in New York and London, and a movie co-ordinator in Bangkok and Los Angeles, Kay is the co-author of Bryn’s Kitchen: 5 Brilliant Ways To Cook 20 Great Ingredients and For The Love Of Veg with the award-winning London chef, Bryn Williams; LEON: Family & Friends with John Vincent; with Henry Dimbleby, Claire Ptak and John Vincent, the new Little Leon series; The Tucci Table with the award-winning actor Stanley Tucci and his wife Felicity Blunt; and the best-selling Cook Yourself Thin: Quick and EasyShe also contributed to The World’s Best Asian Noodle Recipes, edited by Kirsten Hall.

Her acclaimed book, Make Mine A Martini, published by Mitchell Beazley, was The Financial Times’s Drinks Book of The Year 2014. Its success saw her inducted into The Gin Guild in 2015 for her services to the spirit.

Kay recently completed work with Chris Bianco on his debut book, to be published by Harper Collins in spring 2016. And her next book, Heat: Cooking With Chillies is to be published by Quercus, also in spring 2016.

Kay has appeared on This Morning and BBC London, as well as local radio. She is a regular contributor to Fork Magazine, has been featured in FT Weekend and Simple Things, and has written for Hello!, Delicious, Olive, SW Magazine and The Telegraph.

She is a well-regarded food consultant, and has worked  for several restaurants and food retailers, including the London-based Leon Restaurants, Flat Planet, and Deliverance.