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Allegra McEvedy biography and information
Described by The Independent as "a caterer with a conscience", Allegra McEvedy has been cooking professionally for 20 years, working her way through a clutch of London's best restaurants as well as an eighteen month spell in the States.
During these times, she developed the philosophy that she continues to live and work by: that there are more ways for a chef to make a difference than by winning Michelin stars, and good food should be available to everybody.
n 2003, Allegra co-founded LEON, the award-winning, healthy, fast-food restaurant group, which opened its first outlet in Carnaby Street in 2004. Six months after opening, LEON was named the "Best New Restaurant in Great Britain" at the Observer Food Monthly Awards (by a judging panel that included Rick Stein, Gordon Ramsay, Nigel Slater, Ruth Rogers and Jay Rayner). In 2008 LEON won the Palme d'Or for the Best Restaurant Concept in Europe.
Her fifth book, Bought, Borrowed and Stolen: Recipes and Knives from a Travelling Chef slices together 20 years of recipes from the food diaries that she's kept on her extensive travels, with her obsession for knives that she's collected all over the world.
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