Orlando Murrin

First novel (culinary crime) coming out February 2024, called Knife Skills For Beginners. I started my career as a magazine journalist, working for Radio Times, Living Magazine, Country Homes and Interiors and Cosmopolitan. I edited Woman & Home for two years, then from 1997-2004 BBC Good Food. In 2004 I founded olive magazine. In 2004 I became a chef, settling in SW France to create a gastronomic b&b, Le Manoir de Raynaudes, returning to Somerset in 2010 to set up Langford Fivehead. In 1992 I was a semifinalist on Masterchef, and have written six books, including the Clever Cookbook (based on five years of daily recipes for the Express newspaper), The No Cook Cookbook (Quadrille), A Table in the Tarn (HarperCollins) and Two's Company (Ryland Peters & Small). I live in Exeter and write for BBC Good Food, Waitrose Weekend and regional magazines.

Special subjects

Food fiction Cooking for two Cooking of SW France Home cooking American home cooking Bread

Languages spoken


Regular work

BBC Good Food, Waitrose Weekend

Advisory boards / Awards

Chairman of the British Society of Magazine Editors, 2002 President of Guild of Food Writers 2019-

Orlando Murrin