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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

Andina, Notting Hill: restaurant review

Martin Morales' heads west with his latest Andina, which brings the colourful cooking of the Peruvian Andes to the chic surroundings of Notting Hill

Les Nénettes, Clapton: restaurant review

Filled with joie de vivre, duck breast and plenty of cheese, Les Nénettes brings class and contemporary French cooking food to a sunny corner of Clapton

Greyhound Cafe, Fitzrovia: restaurant review

Bangkok-inspired Greyhound Café is the latest addition to London's growing clutch of authentic Thai restaurants. Bring your mates – and an appetite

Baker and YBFs co-founder Lily Vanilli on setting up the awards and becoming a tastemaker

The YBFs have become some of the UK's most prestigious food and drink awards. Co-founder and baker Lily Vanilli tells us why they were and still are so important and what makes a YBF

The ancient cooking of the Peruvian Andes

The Andina food of Arequipa is rich in history as well as flavour. We discover that preserving and celebrating the traditions of this mountainous region is about much more than just nostalgia

Where to eat and drink in Portland, Oregon

One of Portland's top chefs Gregory Gourdet gives his tips on where to eat and drink in the US's most hipster city

Lost Village festival announces its food line up for 2018

Modern Indian restaurant Dishoom joins a mouthwatering food line up at the Lincolnshire-based music festival

The Foodism guide to... Bournemouth

Forget fish and chips – seaside dining in Bournemouth goes way beyond what you'd expect

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, Hackney: restaurant review

Having made a name at Pop Brixton, Zoe's Ghana Kitchen brings a modern, mouthwatering take on West African food to Hackney's Institute of Light

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