I am a food and travel writer, food stylist, historian, historical food consultant, author and member of The Guild of Food Writers. Although based in the Welsh Borders, I’m happy to travel wherever work takes me.
I am extremely passionate about all aspects of food and drink; and am always thinking on the next meal….over the past twenty years I have worked as a pub cook, caterer, food related project co-ordinator and in food-related PR. I have also been involved with many charity events as well as writing, recipe developing and reviewing.
As a passionate champion of regional foods and a supporter of the farming industry, I want to encourage people to buy locally, wherever they are in the world!
I divide my time between a Victorian Farmhouse in beautiful Monmouthshire and a mellow honey coloured stone village house in the south west of France which has been in my family since childhood.
My passion for French cookery was founded in Gascony and I am always overwhelmed by the wonderful produce on offer throughout the year in the local markets.
As a historian, I have built up an excellent knowledge of the history of food and drink, in Britain and abroad; and enjoy sharing my knowledge with people be it through talks, articles, just offering advice – or providing food styling for film, television and other media.
As a former in-house writer for British Corner Shop, the internet based overseas supermarket, I undertook recipe creation; presented, recorded and edited instructional videos; and styled recipes and products for photography.
For four years I have contributed a monthly, seasonal food column to Monmouth County Life Magazine – championing the best my county has to offer. We are, after all, arguably Wales’ foodie capitol.
I am currently working on ‘Between the Severn and The Wye: A Culinary Compendium’
As well as styling, consultancy and home economy, I am happy to undertake any aspect of food writing especially:
The History or Food and Drink
French Food (generally and in particular Gascony and the south west)
Allergy and Diet related content
If you would like to work with me please contact me: