Geraldene Holt is an internationally acclaimed food writer. The distinguished American author, M.F.K.Fisher, has written: "I can think of only three English women who write even comparably well about a common subject, food. They are, of course, Elizabeth David, Jane Grigson and Geraldene Holt."

After a successful career as a studio potter and teacher, Geraldene Holt began to write about food as result of selling her home-made cakes on a West Country market stall. Her work has been translated into eleven languages and her award-winning books on herbs have sold almost half a million copies.

Geraldene Holt divides her time between Saint Montan in the south of France and Oxford, England. She is Chairman of the Jane Grigson Trust, an educational charity, and in 1999 she was elected Vice President of the Guild of Food Writers.