Annabel's first book, The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner (Published by Ebury Press) was written in 1991 and has sold over 3 million copies in the UK alone. She has also worked as a consultant with food manufacturers like Marks and Spencer and appears regularly on radio and TV as the UK’s expert on nutritional issues.
Annabel Karmel menus are available in over 5000 sites including Butlins, Alton Towers, Legoland, Selfridges and Chessington World of Adventures.
In 2007, Annabel launched a range of food products for children called Eat Fussy with supermarkets in the UK. She also sells a range of kitchen utensils and baking sets for children.
Alongside her responsibilities as a businesswoman, Annabel is also a mother of three to Nicholas, Lara and Scarlett. Unfortunately, it was the tragic death of her first daughter - Natasha aged just three months, that inspired her career.
Annabel started experimenting with food when her eldest child, Nicholas, was a baby and a very fussy eater. She realised no one had bothered making baby food tasty or interesting and began creating hearty and wholesome recipes for her growing family.
As her family grew, so did the repertoire of recipes, especially created to titillate the tastebuds and provide hearty and wholesome meals to appease even the fussiest little eaters.
This year, Annabel is celebrating her 20th anniversary as the UK’s number one parenting author and the fourth best-selling cookery writer.
This web chat has now closed - but you can read all the questions posed to Annabel and her replies, below.