Kate Hemphill

Kate Hemphill was born in 1974 and grew up running around her grandparent's herb garden and from the age of 5 ‘helped’ in their shop, Somerset Cottage. While working in marketing, Kate was harbouring a love and affection for all things culinary. After moving from Sydney to London, Kate trained as a chef at Leith's School of Food and Wine, and since graduating has worked as a home economist, food stylist, recipe writer and cookery teacher.

As the family business ‘Herbie’s Spices’ has grown, so has her interest in herbs and spices.  Her cooking revolves around herbs and spices and their many uses and applications to a variety of foods. Her inspiration is drawn from the two generations before her, and their wonderful achievements in this field. She aims to bring a knowledge and passion of herbs and spices into people’s lives through writing and teaching, and since having two children, she also focuses on nutritious and flavoursome family food using spices. Kate resides in the UK.

Books by Kate Hemphill