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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

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

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 and cooking 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

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