McCall Smith heroine writes cookbook

<p>The heroine of The No. 1 Ladies&#39; Detective Agency novels is to challenge celebrity food writers like Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson by launching her own cookbook, reports the Telegraph.<em> Mma Ramotswe&#39;s Cookbook</em> will be published by Polygon in November.<br /><br />The cookbook, supposedly written by Precious Ramotswe, is the brainchild of Stuart Brown, a charity worker and former BBC journalist from Edinburgh.<br /><br />He collected authentic Botswanan recipes while working for a charity in Africa and was given author Alexander McCall Smith&#39;s blessing for the project. The author will write a forward and reflections from Ramotswe to accompany the recipes in the book, which will be published later this year.</p>