Kay Plunkett-Hogge is an acclaimed food and drinks writer. She is the author of Aperitivo: Drinks And Snacks For The Dolce Vita (Mitchell Beazley, 2017), Adventures Of A Terribly Greedy Girl (Mitchell Beazley, 2017), A Sherry And A Little Plate Of Tapas (Mitchell Beazley, 2016), Heat: Cooking With Chillies (Quercus, 2016) and the award winning Make Mine A Martini (Mitchell Beazley, 2014).
Her most recent book, Baan: Recipes and Stories From My Thai Home was published by Pavilion Books in April 2019 and immediately became a best seller.
In addition to her own books, Kay has collaborated on a further six titles, working with the award-winning chef Bryn Williams on his two books Bryn’s Kitchen and For The Love Of Veg, Academy Award nominated actor Stanley Tucci on his second cookbook The Tucci Table, and with the American pizza guru Chris Bianco. She also co-wrote Leon: Family and Friends with John Vincent and Cook Yourself Thin: Quick and Easy.
She has also written for Delicious Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Sainsbury’s Magazine, Sawasdee Magazine – Thai Airways in-flight magazine, MO Magazine for Mandarin Oriental Hotels and The Club Magazine for British Airways.
Born and brought up in 1970s Bangkok, Kay spent her childhood between two kitchens — inside for Western food, outside for Thai — before forging an international career in the film and fashion industries. It is an experience which has given her an in-depth knowledge of cuisines from all over the world.
She is bilingual in Thai and English.