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Lydia Winter

Lydia Winter

Contributing Editor

Lydia suffers from constant food FOMO, which means she has to eat everything she comes across (except coriander). When not thinking about her next meal, she can be found stalking other people's cats – or trotting the globe for Foodism's sister title, Escapism.

Lydia Winter's articles

Machiya, Soho: restaurant review

The founders of ramen favourite Kanada-Ya turn their attention to home-style Japanese cooking with Machiya, where we find waygu steak, whisky and Insta-perfect matcha soft-serve ice cream

Green ain't always clean: the rise of vegan comfort food

Vegan doesn't have to mean bland and beige. In fact, it's a way of eating that's experiencing a colourful renaissance. We discover the more indulgent side to London's plant-based eating scene

Q&A: Pidgin's James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy on new venture Magpie and dim sum-style dining

When you're awarded your first Michelin star, what's next? According to Pidgin's James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy, you open a second, larger site, with a whole new concept. They give us the low-down on their new venture, Magpie

Q&A: the founders of Westerns Laundry on their new restaurant

Having nailed the perfect neighbourhood restaurant with Primeur, David Gingell and Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim have turned their hands to another, Westerns Laundry in Drayton Park. They tell us what to expect from the new site

Westerns Laundry, Lower Holloway: restaurant review

This week, we head to Westerns Laundry and get our chops 'round plenty of fresher-than-fresh seafood – including a drool-worthy dish of baked lobster fideuà pasta

Hawksmoor Borough, London Bridge: restaurant review

You'll find an even greater focus on seasonal, sustainable cooking at Hawksmoor's latest site, which sees the kitchen collaborate with Borough Market's raft of top-notch producers for a menu of Market Specials

Q&A: Mexico's Martha Ortiz on her new London restaurant Ella Canta

Martha Ortiz's Duce Patria in Mexico stands at 48 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list – and she's now coming to London. She tells us about Mexico's food culture, cooking with colour, and why it's important to show your feminine side

Oklava's Selin Kiazim on modern Turkish-Cypriot cuisine

When, at the age of 25, Selin Kiazim said she’d revolutionise Turkish food in London, she really wasn't kidding. She tells us why London was so ready for her unique style of cooking

Meatopia announces its chef line up for 2017

Flames, food, and festivities – carnivorous carnival Meatopia returns to London's Tobacco Dock this September, and we've got the scoop on the line up

Duck Duck Goose, Brixton: Restaurant review

Inspired by Hong Kong's cafés and roast meat shops, Duck Duck Goose arrives in Pop Brixton, complete with plenty of, er, duck and goose

Overcoming adversity | Chef's Table star Tim Raue on Asian flavour and self-development

It takes determination and steely character to make it as a chef – and that's what Berlin's Tim Raue has in spades. As Chef's Table Season Three airs on Netflix, he tells us what makes his cooking so unique