Ken Hom's autobiography to The Robson Press

Ken Hom's autobiography to The Robson Press

The Robson Press is to publish chef Ken Hom’s autobiography.

Publisher Jeremy Robson bought world rights to A Life Sour and Sweet from Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedmann.

Born in Arizona and raised in poverty in Chicago’s Chinatown, Hom went on to become an internationally-regarded authority on Chinese and Oriental cooking. He is the author of more than 30 cookery books.

A Life Sour and Sweet takes readers on a tour of Hom’s “remarkable life, from working in his uncle’s Chinese restaurant as an 11-year-old schoolboy, via student travels in Europe where giving cookery lessons to earn extra cash lured him towards a career in food, and on to household fame in the UK”.

Robson said: “I was lucky enough to find myself placed next to Ken at last year’s Blenheim Literary Festival, and was entranced by his warm and engaging personality and amazing  stories. What a life! Within the hour we had agreed to do this this exciting book together.”

Hom said: “I am thrilled to be sharing my incredible voyage of food with the public I love.”

Publication is scheduled for spring 2016.