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Bill Granger biography

Date of birth : 1969-08-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Melbourne, Australia
Nationality : Australian
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2022-08-29
Credited as : cook, food writer, Bill's Open Kitchen

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Bill Granger is an Australian self-taught cook, restaurateur and food writer. A native from Melbourne, Australia he later moved to London working internationally. Bill’s sunny, relaxed approach to food is an essential element in his enduring popularity.

Born in Melbourne into a family of butchers and bakers, Bill moved to Sydney when he was nineteen. As an art student with a passion for food, he worked part-time as a waiter and gradually his focus shifted from the easel to the kitchen. In 1993, at just 22 years old, he opened the original bills in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, followed by another in Surry Hills in 1996 and then Woollahra in 2005. All have become firm favourites with both locals and tourists alike.

Bill opened his first international bills in Shichirigahama, Kamakura in March 2008. He then launched in Yokohama’s Red Brick Warehouse in March 2010 and in Odaiba, Tokyo in July 2011. In April 2012 he brought his laid back dining concept to the fashion and culture hub of Omotesando, Tokyo. Bill’s first London restaurant, Granger & Co , opened in Notting Hill in November 2011.

Bill’s cookbooks include bills Sydney food , bills food , bills open kitchen, simply bill, Every Day, Holiday, Feed Me Now, Bill’s Basics, Bill’s Everyday Asian and Easy. They are all international best sellers having sold in excess of one million copies and have been translated into several languages. Bill also works regularly with gourmet food magazines including the Netherlands’ and Australia’s delicious, and the UK’s Waitrose Kitchen; as well as being the food contributor to the UK’s The New Review in The Independent on Sunday.

Granger wrote Bill's Sydney Food (Murdoch Books, 2000) which included information about the food in his restaurants. That book was followed by Bill's Food (2002), Bill's Open Kitchen (2003) and Simply Bill (2005) and Bill Granger Every Day (2006) and Bill's Basic's (2010) and Bill's Everyday Asian (2011).

Bill Granger and his wife Natalie Elliott have three daughters.

Top Recipes from Bill Granger:

- Apple, Dried Cherry and Almond loaf
- Vietnamese Chicken Salad
- White Bean and Chorizo Soup
- Barley, Bean and Vegetable Soup
- Spicy Squid Salad with Cucumber and Capers

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