LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Sue Lawrence - Author

About the Author

Sue Lawrence, the ‘Queen of Baking’, is a food writer and journalist who has written many books on cooking and baking, including The Scottish Kitchen (2002), The Sue Lawrence Book of Baking (2004) and Eating In (2011). She won Masterchef in 1991 and regularly features on STV’s The Hour. In December 2013 she appeared on the Christmas Edition of the Great British Bake Off.

She lives in Edinburgh.

Featured books by Sue Lawrence

Other books by Sue Lawrence

A Taste of Scotland's Islands

A Taste of Scotland's Islands

Author: Sue Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Sue Lawrence has been on a personal odyssey - a trip round some of Scotland's many islands speaking to producers and cooks, gleaning recipes along the way. From islands such as Mull, Raasay, Out Skerries and Luing she has amassed over 100 recipes, mainly created from ingredients and produce she came across in her travels. Some of the recipes are traditional, for example using seaweed or reestit mutton in a soup; others are more contemporary, like Shetland Salt Fish Cakes with Romesco Sauce or Venison Chilli. This celebration of the landscape and history of the Scottish islands is illustrated with photos of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and with mouth-watering pictures of the islands' best cooking. Keen home cooks will find here a whole new world of delicious but easy to prepare dishes, presented with Sue's trademark warmth and clarity of method.

Down to the Sea

Down to the Sea

Author: Sue Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2019

When Rona and Craig buy a large Victorian house up from Edinburgh's Newhaven district - once teeming with fishing boats - they plan to renovate and set it up as a luxury care home. But something is not quite right: disturbing sounds can be heard when the sea mists swirl; their unpredictable neighbour makes it clear that the house was not always a happy family home. And their `characterful' historic pile has a gloomy cellar harbouring relics from days gone by. Back in the 1890s, superstitious fishwives blame young Jessie for the deaths of their menfolk in a terrible storm, and she's forced into the Newhaven Poorhouse. In those less enlightened times, life was often severe, cruel even, and Jessie is entirely at the mercy of a tyrant matron. But one inmate is not all she seems. Jessie begins to pick at the truth, uncovering the secrets and lies that pervade the poorhouse - and which will have profound and dangerous consequences in the future.

Harry, A Cat's Tale

Harry, A Cat's Tale

Author: Sue Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2017

The Scottish Soup Bible

The Scottish Soup Bible

Author: Sue Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Acclaimed cookery writer Sue Lawrence celebrates the enormous range of Scottish soups in this imaginative and practical collection of recipes, organized in three sections: Fish/Seafood, Meat/Game and Vegetables/Pulses. Some soups make ideal starters, other, more hearty, soups, are a complete meal in themselves. Featuring the very best of local produce, the 40 recipes range from Cullen Skink, Winkle Soup and Cock a Leekie to Reestit Mutton Soup, Nettle and Barley Broth and Dulse and Oatmeal Soup.

Do You Still Have Cleavage with Just One Breast?

Do You Still Have Cleavage with Just One Breast?

Author: Sue Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2016

The Scottish Berries Bible

The Scottish Berries Bible

Author: Sue Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2015

The latest in Birlinn's bestselling Food Bible series features the succulent soft fruits for which Scotland is so renowned - raspberries, Tayberries, redcurrants, blackberries - and shows how to get the best out of them. So much baking and cookery knowledge is packed into the compact Food Bible format, illustrated with Bob Dewar's delightfully quirky cartoons. Sue combines new and traditional recipes, including Bramble Clafoutis, Strawberry Risotto, Chocolate Raspberry Brownies, Duck with Blackcurrants, Redcurrant and Apple Lattice Pie and Blaeberry Polenta Cake. Sue is a real cook's cook, providing recipes that are easy to cook but reliably produce delicious results. As Nigella Lawson says: 'There couldn't be a book by Sue Lawrence that I wouldn't want to own and, indeed, I'd be horrified to learn that there were any titles I don't own. She writes beautifully, is as much chatty historian as cookery writer and her recipes always interest me and make me ravenous.'

Introducing International Social Work

Introducing International Social Work

Author: Sue Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2009

This book guides the reader through the international development of social work and discusses how aspects of globalisation are making it an increasingly international activity and profession. Individual chapters locate the UK population historically and currently as a multicultural community and explore the international issues that social workers in the UK confront in their daily practice with children and families, people with mental health issues and older people. This text helps students meet the academic benchmarks and National Occupational Standards that require them to locate social work practice in a European and international context.

Sue Lawrence's Book of Baking

Sue Lawrence's Book of Baking

Author: Sue Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2007

Everyone dreams of a home in which the smells of baking are part of everyday life. Warm bread at breakfast, homemade Florentines for tea, Tomato and Tapenade Tart for supper and Dark Muscovado Brownies are the kind of treats that make for happy occasions with family and friends. Sue Lawrence is often called the 'Queen of Baking'; her passion for the subject, and her knowledge of Scottish cookery, are legendary. In her new book, she includes easy recipes for the new and now such as Ciabatta and Ricotta Citrus Cake, as well as the old favourites like Victoria Sponge. Catering for every kind of cook, be they an Aga-lover or a bread-machine devotee, this is a must for everyone's kitchen shelf.

Sue Lawrence's Scottish Kitchen

Sue Lawrence's Scottish Kitchen

Author: Sue Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2003

Sue Lawrence has gathered together more than 100 recipes to celebrate the down-to-earth ingredients, straightforward cooking and warmth of all things Scottish. In ten themed chapters that will capture your imagination, such as 'A Bonfire on the Beach' and 'A Lochside Picnic', Sue Lawrence introduces her much-loved food and country's landscape to cooks well beyond the Scottish shores. From breakfast to tea, and Burns' Night to Hogmanay, SUE LAWRENCE'S SCOTTISH KITCHEN boasts a plethora of rustic yet stylish dishes. Illustrated with breathtaking and evocative photographs of the country itself - from the lochs of the Highlands to the fishmongers of Edinburgh - as well as stunning food photography, SUE LAWRENCE'S SCOTTISH KITCHEN is a treasure-trove of recipes which emphasises all that is good about Scottish cooking.

Scots Cooking

Scots Cooking

Author: Sue Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2002

From Arbroath fisherman's soup to Hebridean lamb with skirlie stuffing, Scottish cookery is famed for its honest, strong flavours and traditional, unpretentious ingredients. The names say it all: haggis; neeps and tatties; cullen skink; partan bree; Forfar bridies; apple frushie; and - no translation needed - whisky and honey ice cream. Sue Lawrence has collected together over 200 of the best regional recipes, using only fresh local ingredients such as the fish, beef, lamb and venison for which Scotland is famous. Interspersed with fascinating stories about the origins of the dishes, this is a mine of time-honoured recipes, which are still as fresh and delicious as when they were first devised.

Facebook Updates

If this is your author page then you can share your Facebook updates with your readers right here on LoveReading

Find out more