"Worth our weight in gold, dear."
March 17, 2014 7:43 AM Subscribe
Clarissa Dickson Wright
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has passed away, aged 66. The surviving half of the BBC cooking show Two Fat Ladies
, she "was utterly non-PC and fought for what she believed in, always, with no thought to her own personal cost," her agent said in the announcement
She was once the country's youngest female barrister, at the age of 21
. She saw both her career and the man she loved "more than any other lover I have ever had
" fall victim to alcoholism, and began a new life in cooking.
Reruns of "Two Fat Ladies" pop up on Cooking Channel from time to time, and there are a few on YouTube, including the delightful Christmas episode
; meanwhile, you can enjoy some of her other work, including "Clarissa and the King's Cookbook
," in which she prepares recipes from a 14th-century scroll, and the "Great British Food Revival