Barbara Collins

I am an Armagh native who worked as a BBC Broadcast News Journalist in the Belfast newsroom for 16 years. Food has always been my passion. I joined the Guild of Food Writers in 2011. I am the Taste of Ulster/Food NI food writer. I make films for agri-food companies and restaurants. I contribute to BBC Radio Ulster, Irish Country Living, the Irish News, FFT, Georgina Campbell's ezine and occasionally Countryfile magazine. I am also the presenter/producer of the Chef's Table on Galway Bay FM. I live on a farm in the west of Ireland with my husband and children.

Special subjects

Spanish food Family cooking The food and drink of Ireland north and south

Languages spoken


Regular work

Food NI FFT Galway Bay FM Irish Country Living Radio Ulster

Advisory boards / Awards

Winner of the Best of the Best Gourmand World Cookbook Award at Frankfurt World Cookbook Fair, October 2015 for Taste of Ulster/Food NI Guides.

Barbara Collins