She has a new cookbook, heralded for its delicious gluten- and refined-sugar-free brownies, but it’s the back story of Justine Murphy’s recipe collection, The Mymuybueno Cookbook, that has the food world talking.
Speaking to me on this week’s Biting Talk podcast, the cookery teacher and former private chef reflects on how food and cooking have helped her to deal with a traumatic childhood.
As a child she was subjected to violence from both her parents. ‘I was locked in a room for a lot of my childhood,’ she says. ‘I was isolated and in the hands of the wrong people for a very long time.’
She blames eating disorders that she suffered from as a young adult on her traumatic past and adds, ‘food played a really negative part of my life.’
Today, however, she says she thrives by ‘chasing happiness. I changed my life, chose who I wanted