Marguerite Patten has died. She was an English home economist, food writer and broadcaster and a native of Bath, Somerset lived a long life, she was ninety-nine years old at the time of her passing. The family have been the ones to confirm on Wednesday that the Cookery writer who introduced pressure cooker to austerity Britain in the late Forties died.
More on Pattern, she was author of over one hundred and seventy books and in 2011 she had suffered a stroke., it was Thursday, June 4, 105 when she died an illness stoically borne”.
At the time of her death, she lived in Brighton, East Sussex. She was a regular on shows such as Cookery Club, Food And Drink, Masterchef and Ready Steady Cook.
She refused to describe herself as a celebrity chef, telling one interviewer:
“I am not. To the day I die, I will be a home economist.”
Jane Garvey, the host of Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour, was among those to pay tribute to Mrs Patten on Twitter: