Grace Dent

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Grace Dent is a broadcaster, author and regular food critic on Masterchef. She has written 11 novels for teenagers, and published her first non-fiction title How to Leave Twitter in July 2011.

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Dent began writing for The Guardian in 1999. She wrote “World of Lather”, celebrating her love of Coronation Street and other soap operas, for the GuardianGuide supplement from 2001 to 2010.

In 2017 Grace won ‘Reviewer of the Year’ at the London Restaurant Festival. The following year she became the restaurant critic of The Guardian.


Grace Dent is a regular critic on Masterchef and Celebrity Masterchef. She has also appeared as a judge on BBC Two’s Great British Menu and was the Creative Director for the Evening Standards London Food Month which won ‘Best Debut Event’ at the 2017 Event Awards.

She has also appeared on many British television shows such as Have I Got News For You, The Review ShowFilm 2012Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.

Since 2016, Dent has presented The Untold on BBC Radio 4. The series has been nominated twice for ARIA awards.

Grace released a memoir, Hungry: A Memoir Of Wanting More, in 2020. The book traces Grace’s story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of the much-loved voices on the British food scene.

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