Mary Berry honoured with Dame Commander title for cooking and charity work

Mary Berry honoured with Dame Commander title for cooking and charity work
The baker says she will celebrate with a sandwich

前者 ブリティッシュベイクオフ 裁判官 Mary Berry has been made a Dame Commander in recognition of her 50-year culinary キャリア and charity work.

The television presenter and シェフ said she was “proud and honoured” to be given the 題名 沿って チャールズ皇太子 during a ceremony at ウィンザー城 水曜日に 20 10月.

Dame Mary, who was joined by her husband, Paul Hunnings, said she will be celebrating by “going home for a sandwich」.

“I’m extremely proud and honoured, I just wish my parents were here – they’re looking down and my children are quite excited," 彼女は言いました.

“My aim is to pass on the skill that I love so much, because everybody has to cook each day, whether it’s a student or whatever it is, you’ve got to feed yourself so why not learn to do it well and enjoy it.”

Dame Mary is most well-known for her past work as a judge on the ブリティッシュベイクオフ, a competition to find the UK’s best amateur baker.

“I thoroughly enjoyed being on ベイクオフ, I was there seven years, we were a great team Paul Hollywood, Mel and Suewe enjoyed every minute," 彼女は言いました.

It is not the first time Dame Mary’s cooking abilities have been recognised by the royal family.

に 2019, she teamed up with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a Christmas baking special on BBC.

A Very Berry Christmas saw the trio visit a number of charities before Prince William and Kate Middleton showed off their culinary skills under Dame Mary’s supervision.

“Kate is a remarkable, enthusiastic cook – she’ll have a go at anything. She made a beautiful roulade and William had a go too and she was icing cakes and was an absolute natural, and I like the idea that she’ll seek to do things well,” the chef said.

Dame Mary is also set to star in a new BBC シリーズ, which has been given the working title Mary Berry’s Fantastic Feasts.

The show will follow the presenter as she aims to help novice home cooks impress their loved ones with a lavish meal.

Speaking about the positive encouragement she receives from the public, Dame Merry said being stopped by strangers who have tried her recipes gives her a “lift”.

“A highlight is when I’m in a supermarket and someone just touches my shoulder and says ‘I made that lemon drizzle cake and my family love it’ or ‘your lasagne is the best’, those sorts of things give one a lift in the day, and it’s nice of them to say it," 彼女は言いました.

Other women who received the Dame Commander title this year include Sarah Gilbert, a British vaccinologist who co-developed the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, Alwen Williams, the chief executive of the Barts Health NHS Trust in London and English pianist Imogen Cooper.