In celebration of Stylist's food month this April, we bring you our ultimate food heroines. From bloggers and TV presenters to food writers and Michelin-starred chefs, these are the women who command respect in the kitchen and beyond, providing us with an endless source of gourmet inspiration. Below, we bring you the "food philosophy" of each of our heroines in their own words - as well as a summary of why they're so brilliant.
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Words: Dipal Acharya