Jill Dupleix was born on a sheep farm in Victoria, Australia, and worked as an advertising copywriter for eight years before combining her two great loves - writing and food.
She was the food editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Melbourne Age for six years, from 1994 to 2000, when she was offered the job of The Times Cook with The Times. There had only been three previous Times Cooks since the position was created in 1955. Less than 18 months later, Jill was named Cookery Writer of The Year, by The British Guild of Food Writers.
Jill has written several cook books, including Simple Food (2002), New Food (1993) and its sequel Old Food (1998) and Very Simple Food (2003). Jill also shoots her own food photographs, and her pictures appear in The Times and in her new book, Simple Food.
She has also written several books with her husband Terry Durack, notably the CD/cook book compilations Allegro Al Dente and Hot Food Cool Jazz. Terry and Jill also edited the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide for six years. Jill makes regular appearances on TV and radio and has been invited as guest chef to hotels and food seminars around the world - from Melbourne's Masterclass to London's Covent Garden.
She has also contributed to Food & Travel magazine (UK), BBC Good Food magazine (UK) and delicious magazine (Australia), and has monthly chats with Sally Loane on ABC National in Australia.
Jill lives with her husband, Terry Durack in Notting Hill. He is a restaurant critic for the Independent on Sunday. She knows it's quite a life, so you don't have to tell her how lucky she is.
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