I am a journalist, editor, TV presenter and author based in London. I specialise in food, drink, travel, lifestyle and human interest stories.

My work has been published in the Financial Times, Evening Standard, Guardian, Sunday Times, Times, Sunday Telegraph, Observer, Olive, Glamour, Red, Grazia and Psychologies in the UK, as well as the Globe and Mail and The Australian.


I have published two cookbooks this year, Lisbon: recipes from the heart of Portugal, came out this summer and is published worldwide and in translation. Leon: Happy Soups came out in autumn 2017, and has been well received in both the UK and US.


My previous cookbooks were Postcards from Greece: recipes from across the Greek seas, and Istanbul: recipes from the heart of Turkey.


I am one of the food and drinks experts on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch TV programme, with Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer.


I have been freelance for nine years and during that time have held various hugely enjoyable roles, including recipe columnist for Healthy Magazine, restaurant columnist for the Evening Standard's ES magazine and breakfast recipe columnist for Guardian Weekend magazine. For five years I was editor of Soho House's two quarterly magazines, Cookhouse, about food, and House Tonic, about drink, distributed in the UK, Germany, America, Canada, South Africa and Australia.


I have hosted events and developed bespoke content, recipes and drinks for brands such Sheraton Hotels, DeLonghi, Russell Hobbs, PG Tips, Diageo and Brancott Estate wines, and made videos for companies including Waitrose and fair trade wine drink, Keep Light and Be Fair.


I am always happy to discuss new projects.


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