Jane Grigson was one of the most influential and prolific cookery writers of her generation. Much admired for her informed and accessible writing style, she made an important contribution to the resurgence of interest in British cookery. She died of cancer in 1990. Sophie Grigson is the daughter of Jane Grigson. She is well known as the presenter of numerous television series and the author of many bestselling cookbooks, including Food for Friends and Eat your Greens.