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  BAKING WITH MARY BERRY
  JANUARY 2015 Issue / Vol. 4, No. 2                                                                        by Mary Berry, British celebrity chef









 
 
 
 

      
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Baking With Mary Berry, by Mary Berry They call her the Queen of Baking in her homeland across the pond. England’s 80-year-old reigning monarch of pastry shop, Mary Berry, has been baking since her first brush with the kitchen at her hometown high school in Bath, Somerset, England. Berry’s illustrious career started when she graduated the Bath College of Domestic Science where she studied management and catering. Most everyone else took positions as caterers, cooking for large crowds, but Berry got a job with the electricity board of Bath. She did private demonstrations teaching homeowners how to use their new electric stoves by baking a Victoria sponge. Berry became a popular name in women’s magazines, rising to “cookery editor,” after she trained at The Cordon Bleu in Paris. She never did lose that tête-à-tête talent from her first job, because when she began working in television, she was a hit. During her six-decade career, Berry has written (people tell her) more than 70 books with over 6 million copies sold and was awarded, in 2012, the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the culinary arts. And, in case this slipped under everyone’s radar, the woman who “can still remember [Winston] Churchill’s voice” and wears a pin-perfect wardrobe landed spot number 73 on the FHM 100 Sexiest 2015 list (England’s former men’s magazine which stopped publication last year).