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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

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

Smoke & Salt, Brixton: restaurant review

Smoke & Salt navigates the transition from residency to restaurant with ease at its new Pop Brixton site, where we hoover up merguez-spiced lamb tartare and tomatoes with smoked ricotta

Q&A: Allegra McEvedy on new restaurant Albertine and what she loves about cooking

Having co-founded Leon and run her own restaurant Blackfoot, Allegra McEvedy has returned to a restaurant with a special story. She tells us about its history, and how cooking was a form of coping after the loss of her mother

Neo Bistro, Soho: restaurant review

Having mastered the modern British tasting menu at Anglo, chef Mark Jarvis teams up with Alex Harper, formerly of Michelin-starred The Harwood Arms, to try his hand at contemporary European cooking at a sleek new space just off Oxford Street

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The Foodism guide to... Egerton and south Kent

We embark on a food-fuelled trip around south Kent and find a firm focus on local produce

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