Rose Elliot MBE is Britainís foremost vegetarian cookery writer and her books have won her popular acclaim all over the world.
Rose has written over 60 vegetarian and vegan books, with sales of around three and a half million worldwide. Some of her most popular titles include Simply Delicious, Not Just a Load of Old Lentils, The Bean Book, Complete Vegetarian Cookbook, Rose Elliotís Mother, Baby and Toddler Book, Rose Elliot Vegetarian Supercook, Vegan Feasts, and Sumptuous Suppers.
During the period in which Rose has been writing, the number of people who are vegetarian, or partially vegetarian, has surged from a few hundred thousand to over four million in the UK, and many have said it was Roseís books that helped and inspired them to change.
Rose contributes to a variety of magazines and newspapers; she successfully pioneered the popular vegetarian column in the guardian weekend magazine, and writes a regular column, ĎRose Elliotís Veggie Bitesí, in the UKís only veggie monthly magazine, the inspiring and practical Cook Vegetarian!. Rose has appeared many times on radio and television: one of her broadcasts on Womanís Hour led to the largest number of requests for recipes ever known.
In addition to her cookery work, Rose is an accomplished astrologer and a fellow of the International Association for Professional Astrologers. She has written several books on the subject including the highly regarded Life Cycles.
Rose is patron of a number of charities, including the Vegetarian Society in the UK, VIVA! (Vegetarian International Voice for Animals) and The Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation and has given her support to many of their campaigns to alleviate cruelty to animals and educate the public about the value of the vegetarianism and veganism. In 1999 Rose received the MBE from the Queen for services to vegetarian cookery.