Sophie White writes the popular column,‘The Domestic’, in Sunday Independent's LIFE magazine and also writes for HerFamily.ie, IMAGE magazine and anyone else who'll have her, as well as dabbling in stand-up comedy and screen writing. She (quite randomly) has a first class honours degree in Sculpture from NCAD. After training as a cook in New Zealand and spending many years living in Europe’s ski resorts and working as a private chef, she returned to Ireland in 2012. Her most recent stint in the kitchen was at the stove at Portobello's Bibi’s Café though lately she spends considerably more time typing in her PJs and eating for fun as opposed to work. She lives in Dublin by the sea, not in the idyllic setting you're most likely imagining but a rather more industrial seaside setting. Let's just say the Dublin Bay incinerator is a stunning new addition to the locale. She is expecting her second child this autumn.
Recipes For A Nervous Breakdown
Highly original cookery debut cum memoir capturing the voice of the millennial generation
From a foray into madness as a result of dabbling in recreational drugs to surviving her mother and her son - her arch nemeses and her two favourite people in the whole wide world, from meeting and falling in love with Himself and contemplating running away from it all on the eve of her wedding, to losing her father in his fifties to early onset Alzheimer's disease - and eating, always eating: Sophie White’s food philosophy is firmly based in the real world where hearts get broken, cake gets eaten and food has a role to play in almost every occasion.
Refreshingly honest and hilariously observed, Recipes for a Nervous Breakdown captures the challenges faced by the modern millennial woman with a recipe to accompany every life landmark. Including dishes such as a Fried Peanut Butter Sandwich, Fried Chicken and Deep Fried Mars Bar, it it is also a refreshing departure from the hordes of healthy eating cookbooks that have appeared in recent years.