I am a food editor and writer with over a decade's worth of experience across national publications. My love of good ingredients (and eye for an emerging food trend) also led me to found Rooted Spices.
A career highlight was editing The Sunday Times’ first in-house ‘Top 100 Restaurant’ supplement. It involved months of eating but the best meal by far was the judges' lunch – a boisterous event attended by AA Gill (draped in a cream pashmina) and Antonio Carluccio (leaning on his shepherd’s crook).
I have been lucky enough to travel round Israel with some of Britain's best chefs and drink my way round Priorat. I have been a judge on the winning category of The British Pie Awards for three consecutive years (a lucky charm?!), I have eaten cod's head in Reykjavik, drunk fermented milk in Mongolia, and am partial to a scallop and bacon sandwich at Billingsgate.
I have a strong culinary background and have worked in both professional restaurants, and as a private chef. I continue to be an ambassador for AGA, and develop recipes for brands and publications. I also do advisory work for global companies such as Unilever and Nestlé, and have worked on the launch of websites, Fish on Friday and Sous Chef.
I live in East London with my husband, daughter and Jack Russell, Tonka.
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MA City University, magazine journalism
BA Oxford University
YBF Shortlisted Writer Award