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Best wishes,


Charlotte Pike


Lily Gjertsen

After studying at university in Bristol, I decided to give up my job and enrol at Leiths school of Food & Wine. Following my studies, I spent my time gaining experience across different areas of the food industry; from working as a chef at Noma (Copenhagen), to recipe testing for BBC Good Food and running supper clubs with Leiths School under my own company The Amateur Table. I've now been a recipe ghost writer for 5 years, working on creating recipe content for people/brands including deliciously ella and Mr Bao, as well as developing recipes for charity cookbooks such as Cook for Syria and From Beder's Kitchen. My partner and I started our new project, Bitter Lemon, in the Summer of 2020 during lockdown. We were staying in Kent, cooking big family meals and trying not to break the bank. We had a huge amount of requests for the recipes and decided to put our talents to the test as a way to share them with friends and family.

Special subjects

Plant-based recipes, vegetarian recipes, recipe & food writing.

Languages spoken

English, French.

Regular work

Ghost writing - recipes.

Commercial interests

We have aspirations for our recipe website ( to become a household name, to write Bitter Lemon cookery books and to run food demonstrations at events.