Dulcie May Booker was born in 1913 into a Weymouth farming family. She started cooking s a child on her family's coal range, and was an active member of the Weymouth Country Women's Institute from age 18, famous for her prize-winning scones. She and Fred raised four children and were market gardeners (at harvest time, Dulcie would stay up all night, bottling fruit), before owning a fish shop. She has also been neighbourhood hairdresser, dancehall decorator and sympathetic ear to several Weymouth generations. Natalie Oldfield lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Born with her family's passion for food, she has long experience in hospitality, including establishing several corporate cafes and function venues. Gran's Kitchen is Natalie's tribute to her grandmother and the love of cooking she has inspired.