No-nonsense Brighton cookery writer Marguerite Patten has died aged 99, her family announced today.
Her family said she died on Thursday 4 June “from an illness stoically borne”.
Born in Bath, she later settled in Brighton where she lived until suffering a stroke in June 2011 which had robbed her of speech.
Sometimes described as one of the UK’s first celebrity chefs, she insisted: “I am NOT! To the day I die I’ll be a home economist”.
She then moved to a nursing home in Richmond and her funeral will be held on Monday 22 June at Mortlake Crematorium.