Mimi Spencer

Mimi Spencer

Mimi's new book is The Midlife Kitchen, co-authored with Sam Rice, featuring more than 150 simple, sustaining, health-boosting recipes for Midlife and beyond. She is best known for co-authoring the 2012 best-selling book The Fast Diet with Dr Michael Mosley, which introduced the concept of 5:2 intermittent fasting to the world. The Fast Diet has sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, with translations into more than 30 languages, including Arabic, Hebrew and Taiwanese. Mimi went on to write the subsequent recipe books The Fast Diet Recipe Book and Fast Cook. It was those books that developed her keen interest in nutrition and health, particularly concerning our changing requirements as the years go by - one of the main motivations for her new book The Midlife Kitchen, co authored with Sam Rice. Mimi's background is in lifestyle and style journalism, with an early career spent in London as a fashion writer for Vogue, the Evening Standard and then as editor of ES Magazine. She went on to become a columnist on You Magazine (Mail on Sunday), Observer Food Monthly and Waitrose Kitchen, while continuing to write lifestyle, fashion and food features for The Times and many national magazines. Mimi, 49, lives in Brighton on the south coast of England, with her husband, two teenage children and an endlessly hungry dog.
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