Melissa Hemsley talks about being braver than brave and finding your tribe (or make your own).

Melissa Hemsley, along with her sister, have pioneered modern healthy home cooking since 2010. Melissa’s new book ‘EAT HAPPY: 30 minute feel good food’, set to be released internationally in January 2018 and available to pre-order now, is a celebration of fast, real food. Today, Melissa talks about her upbringing and how that led her to making great food, finding a tribe, and being brave. You can learn more about Melissa at www.melissahemsley.com. Bon appetit!

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Melissa Hemsley is the younger Hemsley sister whose food business Hemsley + Hemsley has pioneered modern healthy home cooking since 2010. Melissa’s new book ‘EAT HAPPY: 30 minute feel good food’, set to be released internationally in January 2018 and available to pre-order now, is a celebration of fast, real food. Simple, flavour packed and feel good recipes, all made in just 30 minutes, using easy-to-find ingredients, leftovers, minimal waste and batch cooking.

The Hemsleys have two bestselling cookbooks; The Art of Eating Well and Good + Simple. They also have a Hemsley + Hemsley café at Selfridges, London and their primetime cookery show was shown on Channel 4 and distributed worldwide to over 20 countries.

Melissa has featured in The Guardian, The New York Times, Vogue, The Times, Stylist, GQ, House & Garden, Harper’s Bazaar, Bon Appetit, Conde Nast, The Evening Standard and Food52. She has also appeared on Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch, Sky News, Channel 4 News and has given talks at BFI, Radio Times festival, BBC Goodfood shows and cooked at festivals and high profile events internationally. Melissa is a proud supporter and volunteer for CookforSyria.com, Future Dream’s Breast Cancer Haven, Headtalks.com and is a judge of the YBFs (Young British Foodies).

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