About Me

I am a Yorkshire based freelance food and travel writer & editor with proven track record in content development & editorial strategy and was voted one of the top 50 food writers in the UK.  Though I originally trained in Art and Design, I switched career while living in France, to follow my passion for food and cookery. Retraining as a chef, including at the Ritz-Escoffier Ecole de Gastronomie in Paris, I then set up her International cookery school, Cuisine Eclairée with venues in France, Italy, the UK, US and Sweden. The schools attracted great media interest resulting in frequent appearances on television and radio and in national newspapers and magazines.

As well as seven years as Food and Wine Editor at Yorkshire Life magazine, I have written for many leading magazines including Waitrose Food Illustrated and Olive and have an enviable job as restaurant critic for the Yorkshire Post Saturday Magazine.  For five years I worked for the New York Times Company writing extensively on-line about British and Irish Food.

I have written three books,  my first, the Great Book of Yorkshire Pudding is in its fourth edition and has sold around the world. The Great Book of Rhubarb was published in October 2011, followed by the Great Book of Tea in 2012 and currently working on two new books, more details to come.