Elisabeth Luard

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Elisabeth Luard
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Elisabeth Luard at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery in 2018
Elisabeth Baron Longmore

Nicholas Luard (m. 1962)
Parent(s)Richard Longmore, Millicent Baron

Elisabeth Luard née Longmore is a food writer, artist and broadcaster. She is the chair of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery.

She was born in 1941, shortly before her father Richard Longmore was killed in action as wing commander of CXX squadron while engaging U-539.[1] Her mother, Millicent Baron, remarried a diplomat who took her to his postings in Uruguay, Spain and Mexico. She worked at the satirical magazine Private Eye where she met and married the proprietor, Nicholas Luard, in 1962. They had four children.[2][3][1][4][5]


  • European Peasant Cookery (1986)
  • The Princess and the Pheasant (1987)
  • The Barricaded Larder (1988)
  • Family Life (1996)
  • My Life as a Wife (2008)
  • Still Life (2013)
  • The Flavours of Andalucia (2017)
  • Squirrel Pie
  • Classic French cooking
  • European festival food
  • Food of Spain and Portugal
  • Recipes & Ramblings
  • "Seasonal European Dishes" (1990, 2013)


  1. ^ a b James McCarthy (1 August 2015), "Food writer Elisabeth Luard is selling up and leaving her amazing home 'before I fall and the cat eats me'", Wales Online
  2. ^ Lynn Barber (13 September 2008), "Review: My Life as a Wife by Elisabeth Luard", Daily Telegraph
  3. ^ Elisabeth Luard (2018), Elisabeth Luard
  4. ^ Cole Moreton (18 January 1998), "Death of a daughter inspires two books", The Sunday Independent
  5. ^ Stephen Moss (11 September 2008), "How to stay married for 40 years", The Guardian

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