Thomasina Miers is the co-founder and Executive Chef of Wahaca Restaurants www.wahaca.co.uk and the author of MEXICAN FOOD MADE SIMPLE, published by Hodder & Stoughton.
Winner of MasterChef 2005, food writer, culinary campaigner and restaurant owner - Thomasina Miers really does have her finger in every pie.
It's not just Latino flavours that tickle her fancy; a love of real British food and a much needed sense of adventure sprung her back in front of the camera with Guy Grieve for Channel 4's "The Wild Gourmets". This seven week televised stint living off the fat of the land saw her cooking anything and everything forgeable from a field. In 2008, Thomasina teamed up with Guy again in "A Cook’s Tour of Spain". Her latest TV series, MEXICAN FOOD MADE SIMPLE, aired on Channel 5 in 2011.
When not camped out hunting for wildlife she might be found in her bright and breezy, canteen-style Mexican restaurant, which opened in 2007. Wahaca (correct spelling Oaxaca - it has been changed to make it easier to pronounce) aims to offer authentic Mexican food to Londoners, food that Tommi was able to experience first hand whilst cooking on market stalls in Mexico.
Tommi has gone back to her writing roots and is currently tackling the issue of food waste in her Saturday Telegraph column.
First published: Monday 3 June 2013
Updated: Thursday 15 October 2015