Jenny was brought up near Coleraine in Northern Ireland, on her parents dairy farm. She now lives with her husband Bobby and their 3 children at their beautiful farm near Cullybackey in County Antrim which is also the backdrop and location for recording the TV cookery series.
Jenny’s success lies not only on the highly acclaimed cookery programmes, but also as a successful best selling author of 14 cookery books, and reached the Sunday Times No.1 best selling author.
In 2001 UTV broadcast the series “Jenny Bristow Cooks Gloriously Good Food”. The accompanying book went immediately to the top of the local bestseller list, and remained in the top five for an unprecedented seven months. The book was also selected as one of the seven Best Television Cookbooks in English (along with books by Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson) in the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2001.
Her unique appeal lies in that she can create new ideas and twists using affordable ingredients that are ready available in any local or high street shop. Jenny has a passion to support local produce and businesses and she is a great ambassador for healthy eating as the way forward to a better lifestyle.
“Off Camera” Jenny’s diary is never empty. Jenny writes regular columns for newspapers and magazines where she enjoys sharing ideas and providing advice to others. When it comes to being involved in helping to promote good causes she is always happy to be of help and is regularly involved in hosting cookery demonstrations and corporate events for food related conferences.