Mary Berry is an English food writer and television presenter. After being encouraged in domestic science classes at school, she returned to universit to study catering. She later oved to France at the age of 21 to study at Le Cordon Bleu school, before working in a number of cooking-related jobs.
She has published ore than seventy cookery books ( her first being The Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook in 1970) and hosted several television series for the BBC and Thames Television. Berry is an occasional contributor to Woman 's Hour and Saturday Kitchen. She has been a judge on the BBC One ( originally BBC Two) television programme The Great British Bake Off since its launch in 2010.