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'I thought they'd think that I wasn't a good chef because of my size' - Trisha Lewis talks about her weight-loss journey

Chef Trisha Lewis lost 10 stone with a meal plan that did not compromise on flavour. The recipes that helped her now form the basis of her new book, she tells Bairbre Power

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Chef Trisha Lewis

Chef Trisha Lewis

Roast Hake With a Ham and Petits Pois Salsa

Roast Hake With a Ham and Petits Pois Salsa

Turkey Yuk Sung

Turkey Yuk Sung

Trisha risotto

Trisha risotto

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Chef Trisha Lewis

The 32-year-old chef Trisha Lewis is not rewriting the canon of French gastronomy or daring to challenge the Le Roux brothers' methodology in her new cook book. After losing 30 stone - and putting most of it back on over the years - the chef, who was morbidly obese, is on a healthy-eating mission after taking her battle with weight public on social media .

Now, almost 10 stone lighter, Trisha makes no bones about her ambitions.

"I'd love to go into media and have my own chat show on TV, a 'Trisha' show," says the farmer's daughter who grew up one of nine sisters on a diary farm in Kilbehenny, Co Limerick. Trisha studied professional cookery at CIT and is now the executive chef at Jacobs on the Mall in Cork city.