Lorraine Pascale (born 17 November 1972) is an English television cook and former model, best known for selling almost one million books in the UK alone. She has presented three television series for the BBC and has opened her own retail outlet in London selling baked goods.
Pascale was born to West Indian (Caribbean) parents in Hackney at The Mothers' Hospital and was fostered shortly after she was born. She was adopted at 18 months old and brought up in Oxfordshire by an ethnically English family. When her adoptive parents divorced when she was three years old, Pascale remained with her mother, who subsequently became ill. At this point, at age seven, she was fostered to more than one family, with differing degrees of 'fit'. Eventually she returned to her mother. She won a full scholarship given by the Buttle Trust and so was educated at a boarding school in Devon.
Pascale has an elder adoptive brother and a half-sister (her adoptive father had a daughter after the divorce). She knows her biological parents' identity and their four other children, but she does not wish to re-establish contact.