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Best wishes,


Charlotte Pike


Pete Brown

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.

Special subjects

Beer, cider, apples, traditional British food, barbecue and cooking over fire.

Languages spoken

English, Yorkshire dialect, very broken French.

Regular work

Columnist in the Morning Advertiser, Editor-at-Large of Original Gravity and Full Juice magazines.

Advisory boards / Awards

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

Commercial interests

I supplement my income as a writer with occasional consultancy to the brewing industry.