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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

Standon Calling announces music and food line-up 2018

Just outside London, Standon Calling is one of the UK's best festivals for brilliant music and delicious food – and we've got the scoop on the line up

Tea in Sri Lanka: a taste of the country's ceylon tea industry

We head to Sri Lanka's Central Highlands to explore the process behind an everyday drink that's steeped in history

London's best vegan-friendly menus

If you're looking for a place with great grub for vegans and meat-eaters alike, you can breathe a sigh of relief as we've done the hard work for you

London's best immersive food and drink experiences

From the slightly kooky to the downright bizarre and, frankly, weird (but in a good way), we've rounded up the capital's best immersive dining experiences

Villa Mama's, Chelsea: restaurant review

We get acquainted with the distinctively delicious flavours of Bahraini and Persian cooking at Elystan Street's Villa Mama's

The best places to eat vegan food in London

Our pick of London's best vegan restaurants and street-food traders going the extra mile to prove plant-based eating is anything but boring

Q&A: Loyle Carner on giving back and his cooking classes for teenagers with ADHD

London-based rapper Loyle Carner tells us why he spends most of his spare time teaching kids how to cook with his Chilli Con Carner cookery school

Sweet spirit: an inside look at the Ron Abuelo rum distillery in Panama

A modern Panamanian rum made in an old-fashioned style? It can only be Ron Abuelo. We travel to Panama to uncover the secret behind its unique flavour

Ruth Rogers on founding River Cafe with Rose Gray and new cookbook River Cafe 30

As the River Cafe celebrates 30 years at the forefront of London's food scene, we talk to owner Ruth Rogers about running one of the city's most iconic restaurants

London's best ferment-forward restaurants and cafés

Love fermented food, but not sure where to get your fix? Don't get in a pickle, head to one of these London joints and get your chops around all kinds of wonderful off-the-wall ferments like cocoa bean miso and pickled jicama – also known as Mexican turnip

The Foodism guide to... Lime Wood, Hampshire

We go hyper-local at the beautiful New Forest's food-centric boutique bolthole, Lime Wood

Winners of the Young British Foodies Awards 2017

Want to know whose food you'll be eating in 2018? The Young British Foodie awards pinpoint up-and-coming talent on the UK's dining scene – here are this year's winners

Q&A: Gill Meller on sustainability at home and in the food industry

As a veteran of Devon's River Cottage, Gill Meller knows a thing or two about sustainability. Here he tells us how easy it can be to be sustainable in the city

Massimo Bottura on soup kitchen Refettorio Felix and Food for Soul

What happens when a superstar chef takes on social inequality and London's surplus food problem? We find out from world-famous Italian chef Massimo Bottura

Q&A: the founders of London Mezcal Week on what makes the Mexican spirit so magical

What actually is mezcal and how do you drink it? Melanie Symonds and Thea Cumming, the founders of London Mezcal Week, give us the lowdown on their favourite spirit

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

Flower power: London's best garden cafés, restaurants and bars

You might live in a city, but you can still stop and smell the blooms at these flower-filled London joints

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

What to eat and drink at Standon Calling

With a curated edit of London's best and brightest street food, you'll be spoiled for choice at this year's Standon Calling – which is why we've compiled this handy guide of what not to miss