After reaching the final of The Great British Bake Off in 2013, Ruby wrote a baking column for The Guardian and a column for British ELLE, in which she explored issues such as body image, self-care, friendship and social and emotional health. She continues to write features for ELLE, covering topics from eating disorders to wellness and the pleasures of living alone. More recently, she collaborated with Vice to celebrate the joys of fast food. She has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and A Good Read and on BBC Radio 2’s Simon Mayo Drivetime. She also made the Radio 4 documentary A Girl’s Own Story, about the place of young women and teenage girls in youth culture.
Ruby’s first book, Crumb: The Baking Book, was followed by Flavour: Eat What You Love, which received a Special Commendation at the 2016 Andre Simon Book Awards. Both titles were published by Chatto & Windus. Ruby’s third book, Eat Up! Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want, was published by Profile and spent two weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller charts. Together with her partner Leah Pritchard, in May 2017 Ruby edited and produced Do What You Want, a zine about mental wellbeing, which raises money for mental health charities.
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