Mary Berry, who grew up in Bath, has been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list.
She has written more than 70 cookery books and appeared on dozens of television and radio shows.
Most recently she has been a judge on the TV show The Great British Bake Off.
Mary Berry spoke to The Westcountry Tonight on the eve of being made a CBE.
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