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Welcome to the Members’ Area of the Guild of Food Writers website. Here you will find resources that are only available to Guild members, including shortcuts to member benefits such as our discounts and pay survey results.


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Charlotte Pike


Eleanor Ford

Writer about food with a sense of place. My latest book is 'Fire Islands: Recipes from Indonesia' and before that, 'Samarkand: Recipes and Stories from Central Asia and the Caucasus'. I am a keen traveller, having visited over 75 countries and sought out the best food in each of them. My writing focuses on making world cuisines accessible and capturing evocative flavours in home recipes. I have been a recipe developer and editor for the Good Food Channel, BBC Food and Good Food Magazine. I am also an experienced recipe tester and food stylist. My work has extended to reviewing books and judging writing awards as well as being a Great Taste Awards judge. I also write about restaurants. For Zagat, I was the local editor for the Hong Kong restaurant guide and a ZagatBuzz restaurant blogger in London. I was also a Time Out restaurant reviewer for the five years, specialising in Asian and world foods.

Special subjects

Travel, Indonesia, Central Asia, Hong Kong, Spices

Advisory boards / Awards

GFW International or Regional Cookbook Award 2020; Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award 2020; Gourmand World Cookbook Award Spice 2020; Gourmand World Cookbook Award International 2020; Der Deutsche Kochbuchpreis 2020; GFW Food and Travel Award 2017