Hello, I'm Margie

I’m a chef, cookery writer and podcaster.

I've been cooking professionally for the last 9 years. Whilst completing a Masters in Law after having finished studying at Oxford University, all I was dreaming about was cooking. So I made a culinary about-turn, and headed off to Ireland’s world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School.

I've cooked all over the world, and worked in some of London's top restaurants. 5 years ago I set up my own catering company called Made by Margie. A blog of the same name quickly followed and now has over 300 recipes on it.

Desert Island Dishes was born out of my passion for food and I love the idea of finding out what other people love to eat.

Whether you live to eat or eat to live or whether you work in the world of food, it really doesnt matter because we all eat - and what we choose to eat, what we love to eat and where we eat is really interesting!

These are all the questions I tend to ask people anyway, being a.) very nosey and b.) very greedy; so it feels very exciting to put it all together in a podcast and now on this website.

Hope you enjoy!

You can find more of my recipes over at www.madebymargie.co.uk