Cookery writer and wartime broadcaster Marguerite Patten died at the age of 99 on 4 June 2015. Marguerite first learned to cook for her family, aged 13, after her father died and her mother had to return to work. Mrs Patten told the country how to make the most of its rations during World War Two and went on to front her first TV cookery show on the BBC in 1947. The author, widely considered to be the first celebrity chef, wrote more than 170 books and had worldwide sales of more than 17 million. During World War Two, her cookery ideas were broadcast on the BBC radio programme Kitchen Front. She has had countless TV and radio shows and was awarded an OBE for services to the ‘art of cookery’ in 1991 before becoming a CBE in 2010.