Annabel Karmel is the UK's best-selling author of seventeen books on baby and children's food and nutrition. She is an expert in devising tasty and nutritious meals for children without the need for parents to spend hours in the kitchen.
A mother of three, Karmel has become a cookbook phenomenon. Her series of home-made recipes for babies and toddlers have sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Her Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner has become the authoritative guide on feeding babies and children and is regularly in the top five cookery titles. Four new titles have launched this year including The Mummy and Me Cookbook, The Baby and Toddler Food Diary and Baby's First Year - a keepsake journal and The Annabel Karmel Family Cookbook – the first celebrity bookazine to be published three times per year.
Annabel has also recognized that children love to cook & cooking is one of the most important life skills that a child can learn. Annabel is motivating children to cook through nationwide children’s “how to cook-it” courses at Britain’s leading holiday centres, developing a range of branded kids cooking sets including the fabulous Princess baking set, launching a cake mix product. Her new books for 2009, Cook It Together and I Can Eat a Rainbow focus on children cooking up tasty things that they can make and bake.
Books are not the only string to Annabel's bow; she now has ranges for feeding babies and toddlers, food preparation equipment, children's food, baking and party ware. They can be found on the shelf in supermarkets, pharmacy and specialist baby shops in the UK and Ireland. Annabel's healthy and nutritious chilled ready meal range 'Eat Fussy' for 1 to 4 year olds has quickly become the UK's favourite with children. Taking inspiration from cuisines around the world, she has just launched World Foods for four year olds and over.
Her first food range for babies of sauces and pastas combines fresh with convenience - providing parents with a time saving way to prepare baby food at home with a clever storage system of food cube trays and containers for freezing food for baby. Along with the food, she has developed the Annabel Karmel Weaning Range by Lindam - an innovative and practical set that will help babies progress from first tastes to feeding themselves.
She also aiming to revolutionise the way children eat in pubs and restaurants and her menus can be found in popular attractions such as Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Legoland, Chessington World of Adventure, Warwick Castle and Sea Life theme parks as well the UK's largest Holiday Park group - Haven Holidays and the Butlins
And if that's not enough she has several children's food lines in development, due to launch this year.
Her popular web-site www.annabelkarmel.com has more than 50,000 members.
Annabel writes regularly for national newspapers and magazines and also appears frequently on radio and television as the expert on child nutritional issues. She's worked on a number of series for national TV including the popular "Foodie Godmother" on Channel 4's Richard and Judy Show, this year's "Annabel's Kitchen" on GMTV, Mummy that's Yummy on Sky and was voted as one of the eight iconic chefs of her generation recently for ITV's This Morning.
Annabel was awarded an MBE in June 2006 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition.