Miriam González is a partner of international law firm Dechert LLP where she is co-chair of the firm’s International Trade and Government Regulation practice, focusing on international and EU trade law and policy. She is married to politician Nick Clegg.
Prior to joining Dechert, Miriam led the trade practice of another major international law firm. She previously served seven years as a Senior Member of the Cabinet for EU External Relations Commissioners Chris Patten and Benita Ferrero-Waldner, where she had responsibility for EU relations and trade with the Middle East, the U.S. and Latin America, as well as a FCO adviser during the UK Presidency of the European Union.
After studying law at the University of Valladolid, Miriam was awarded a postgraduate scholarship, which allowed her to carry on her studies at the College of Europe, in Bruges, Belgium. She was also a Senior Associate Member of St Antony’s in Oxford.
Miriam is a Board member and Chair of the Audit Committee of UBS Bank Spain. She is also the Honorary President of Canning House and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Instituto de Empresa in Spain.
In 2013, Miriam spearheaded the launch of “Inspiring Women”, a UK campaign which has so far registered 25,000 women volunteers from a wide range of occupations who dedicate just one hour a year to meet with young women in state schools. She aims to replicate the success of this campaign on an international platform as Founder and Chair of a new charity, “Inspiring Girls”, dedicated to raising the aspirations of young girls around world by connecting girls and female role models.
In her spare time she is the author of the ‘Mumandsons’ food blog and the cook book ‘Made in Spain’.
MADE IN SPAIN – Buy it here.
‘Food is at the centre of everything we do in Spain. As we eat breakfast we think about what we will have for lunch, and during lunch we discuss what we will serve for dinner.’ Miriam González Durántez
In Spanish families, when you have eaten a really good home-made meal, people stay at the table long after the meal has ended, chatting and putting the world to rights. It is called ‘sobremesa’ which literally means ‘over the table’. Made in Spain is full of dishes that will encourage you to do just that.
With over 120 delicious recipes, which stick to the key principle Spanish cooking, ‘respect the ingredient’, Miriam González Durántez brings a taste of Spain to the family kitchen.
As an immigrant to the UK and from a family of food-lovers, Miriam was determined to share her love of her native cuisine with her sons and to maintain her connections with Spain, so she started a cookery blog called mumsandsons. The recipes in this book, mostly Spanish, are taken from the blog and provide a uniquely personal glimpse into a modern family kitchen, which will inspire home cooks everywhere to adopt the recipes and ethos of Spanish food
PUBLISHER: Hodder & Stoughton
PUBLICATION DATE: 28 July 2016