Another great piece of news for the start of 2018 was having one of my articles published in the East London cultural magazine 'The E-List’.
This publication features articles about artists, musicians and cultural icons from this area of East London. The article was a provocative 'think' piece about the role of local food and industrialisation in modern diets, how we need to accept 'big food' to a certain extent if we are to avoid making puff pastry ever again. Avocados aren't native to the UK yet have become a staple and no-one wants to revert to living on turnips all winter.
Last week I also submitted a long form pitch to a very large circulation publication, I'm really trying to get my writing out in the world this year, so watch this space!
Young British Foodies.
Every year, there’s an awards ceremony dedicated to the grassroots talent in the food industry, the unsung heroes and the up-and-coming visionaries in the food world. These awards celebrate the people who are really, really into food, but haven’t received the recognition they deserve yet. Let’s call them foodies (despite my disdain for that term) because that’s what the awards are called, the Young British Foodie awards, or YBFs for short.
Entries for the 2017 tranche of accolades has just opened, anyone can enter into the various categories, from foodservice, via alcohol to food writing or social media sharing, on the YBFs website.
As a celebration of these awards, I want to share my 2016 entry. I’m positive it only narrowly missed being a finalist, at least that’s what I like to tell myself. I hope you enjoy it, while I get on