Kay Plunkett-Hogge is a food and drinks writer and broadcaster.

She is the author of Heat: Cooking With Chillies, The World’s Favourite Spice (Quercus Book, May 2016) and A Sherry and A Little Plate of Tapas (Mitchell Beazley, August 2016), the second in her series of food and drinks books which began with the acclaimed Make Mine A Martini (Mitchell Beazley), the Financial Times Drinks Book Of The Year 2014.

In addition, she has co-written 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, and worked with the award winning American chef Chris Bianco on his forthcoming book (TBA).

Born and brought up in Bangkok, Kay spent her childhood between two kitchens, inside for Western food, outside for Thai, and is one of Europe’s leading experts on Thai and North American cuisine.

Prior to working in the food industry, Kay enjoyed a successful career in film and fashion, working as a model agent in London, Los Angeles and New York, and in film production in Bangkok, Los Angeles and London.

Kay has appeared on This Morning and BBC London, as well as local radio. She has been featured in FT Weekend and Simple Things, and has written for Hello!, Delicious, Olive, SW Magazine.

She writes regularly about cocktails for The Daily Telegraph, and 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.

She is a member of The Gin Guild, and is based in London.