Members Area

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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The directory of members is one of the most important features of the Guild, so please be sure to keep your entry up to date, both with regard to professional activities and contact details. 


Best wishes,


Charlotte Pike


Jill Norman

My culinary career began with creating the Penguin Books cookery list. In the process I learned to appreciate and to cook foods from many parts of the world. I enjoy researching the background to food, and this led to a passion to discover the origins of spices and herbs and their uses. Wine tasting and tutoring are another enthusiasm.

Special subjects

British food. Spices: their history, origins and use (four books, Encyclopedia Britannica's website). Herbs: their history, growing and use (I have a large herb garden and have written four books and material for Encyclopedia Britannica's website). Food and travel (articles for various publications). Wine (articles primarily for Decanter magazine). World food, especially in Latin America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand

Advisory boards / Awards

Trustee of the Jane Grigson Trust. Trustee of the Oxford Food Symposium. Literary trustee of the Elizabeth David Estate. Member of Gastromica Advisory Board. Patron of Oxford Gastronomica. Member of Circle of Wine Writers. Life story recorded for the National Life Story Collection at the British Library