My name is Hannah Freeman. I am a member The Guild of Food Writers and, 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 development and reviewing. Having studied history and archaeology at university, I have a deeply rooted, some might say, infectious interest in history, and the history of food and drink.
I am a real advocate of Slow Food and living a Slow Lifestyle which is ever important in our world of haste and technology.
As a devotee of regional foods and a supporter of Britain’s farming industry, I want to encourage people to buy locally and seasonally, wherever they are in the world.
I divide my time between a Victorian Farmhouse in beautiful Monmouthshire on the South Wales Borders, 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 former in-house chef for British Corner Shop, the internet based overseas supermarket, I undertook recipe development, presented, recorded and edited instructional videos, and styled recipes, and products, for photography.
I am a Great Taste Award Judge
For many years I contributed a monthly, seasonal food column to Monmouth County Life Magazine – championing the best my county had to offer. We are, after all, arguably Wales’ foodie capitol.
I am an ambassador for one of Britain’s largest artisanal charcuterie companies, Trealy Farm Charcuterie and manage their PR and marketing on a freelance basis.
I currently write a regular column for Monmouthshire Living Magazine.
I have also worked with travel website Culture Trip writing articles on Welsh travel, history, food and culture.
I have written features for Speciality Food Magazine
As well as food styling, photography, consultancy and home economy; I am happy to undertake any aspect of food writing especially:
The History of Food and Drink
French Food (generally, and in particular Gascony and the south west)
European Food (Mediterranean and Scandinavian in particular)
Allergy and Diet related content
Low Carb Living
I am happy to collaborate, undertake freelance recipe creation, writing or reviewing, and product promotion – my reviews are honest and unbiased, whatever the product source -and with travel/eating out based reviews I will always state whether I was an invited, or paying guest.
If you would like to work with me please do contact me
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