Ruby Alice Tandoh (born 4 July 1992) is a British baker, columnist, author and former model. She rose to fame after becoming a runner-up on series four of BBC's The Great British Bake Off in 2013.
4 July 1992
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
|Occupation||Television personality, baker, newspaper columnist, author, model|
|Employer||BBC / ITV|
|Television||The Great British Bake Off|
The Great British Bake OffEdit
She has written three books: Crumb: The Baking Book; Flavour: Eat What You Love and Eat Up. She was a writer for The Guardian, but announced in June 2018 that she would stop, citing the 'elitist' nature of the industry.
Along with her partner, Leah Pritchard, Tandoh co-founded Do What You Want, a zine about mental health. All profits from the zine go to charities and non-profits.
Tandoh lives in Sheffield with her partner, Leah Pritchard. She has spoken out about her struggles with eating disorders, criticising the bodyshaming common in 'wellness' culture and advocating for a healthier, more positive approach to food writing. She was voted the Great British Bake Off's favourite past contestant by the RadioTimes audience in 2016.
- "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, (FamilySearch: 1 October 2014), Ruby Alice Tandoh, Jul 1992; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Southend On Sea, Essex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
- "Ruby Tandoh: Why so much 'vitriol and misogyny'?". The Week. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
- Rao, Tejal (3 January 2017). "Ruby Tandoh Just Wants You to Eat What You Love". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
- "Ruby Tandoh". The Guardian.
- Coghlan, Adam (7 June 2018). "Food Writer Ruby Tandoh Announces She's Leaving the Guardian". Eater London. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
- "Do What You Want".
- "gal-dem in conversation with Ruby Tandoh - gal-dem". 16 October 2016.
- "Ruby Tandoh is your favourite ever Great British Bake Off contestant". RadioTimes. Retrieved 2017-04-18.