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Felicity Cloake is an English food writer. She writes for The Guardian newspaper and in New Statesman magazine. She has also appeared on television as guest host on Great British Menu in 2015.

Early life

Felicity Cloake grew up in Hertfordshire; her father was a John Lewis executive and her mother taught French. She has Irish heritage on her maternal side. Cloake attended Rugby School before going on to study English at St Peter's College, Oxford. She first started her writing career in the Oxford Student.


Cloake is most well known for her weekly How to cook the perfect column in The Guardian, starting in 2010, where she attempts to create the best possible version of a popular dish.


  • Perfect, Fig Tree (2011)
  • Perfect Host: 162 easy recipes for feeding people and having fun, Fig Tree (2013)
  • Perfect Too, Fig Tree (2014)
  • The A-Z of Eating: A Flavour Map for the Adventurous Cook, Fig Tree (2016)
  • Completely Perfect, Penguin, (2018)
  • One More Croissant for the Road, Harper Collins (2019)

Online, television and radio

In October 2020 she hosted an online livestream event in conversation with food writer Grace Dent for The Guardian.


  • New Media of the Year Award, Guild of Food Writers, 2011
  • Food Journalist of the Year Award, Guild of Food Writers, 2011
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