Author of nine books, I began my writing career in beer and have steadily broadened out to cover food and drink more widely. My book The Apple Orchard was a sort of hybrid food/drink book. My latest book, Pie Fidelity, is an exploration of traditional British food, and my next book project - in discussion with Penguin Random House - is in a similar area.
Beer, cider, apples, traditional British food, barbecue and cooking over fire.
English, Yorkshire dialect, very broken French.
Columnist in the Morning Advertiser, Editor-at-Large of Original Gravity and Full Juice magazines.
Three times Beer Writer of the Year Three times winner of Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards Twice shortlisted for Andre Simon Awards The Apple Orchard was shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers Best Food Book Award
I supplement my income as a writer with occasional consultancy to the brewing industry.