Xanthe Milton, also known as The Cookie Girl, benefited from a liberal upbringing where her mother encouraged her to stay at home, playing in the garden and baking cookies, rather than going to school. As an adult, she has put her education to good use and is now a fast-rising star amongst practitioners of the domestic arts.
She has appeared as a guest presenter on Market Kitchen, a contestant on Masterchef Goes Large, and as the food expert on Diet on the Dancefloor. She also has a regular monthly column in Grove magazine.
Her book, Eat Me!, which features 80 delectable recipes for cupcakes, is published by Ebury Press (2010).