Elaine Blenkinsop

Though a former chef, I have been a food writer, recipe developer and photographer for over 20 years and the author of 4 food books - including the award-winning More Than Yorkshire Puddings and was voted one of the top 50 food writers in the UK. I have written for leading magazines, including Waitrose Food Illustrated, Olive, the New York Times Company and National Geographic Food. I also have an enviable job as a restaurant critic for the Yorkshire Post Saturday Magazine and an expert product writer for BBC Good Food and JPI media - so I am used to delivering high-quality content, often to tight deadlines.

Special subjects

Recipe development, writing & photography - Anything and everything about chefs, restaurants, hospitality, food producers, retail and all things food in Yorkshire - Expert product reviewer - recipe writer, developer and photographer - Author of 4 books

Languages spoken


Regular work

Long-standing restaurant reviewer at the Yorkshire Post, and formally Waitrose Food Illustrated. Recipe writing and development for BBC Good Food, Spruce Eats, and Food 52. Expert product and food reviewer BBC Good Food and Olive Magazine

Advisory boards / Awards

Co-Chair National Farm Shop and Deli Awards and for several years I chaired the White Rose Awards - Yorkshire's tourism Oscars.

Commercial interests


Elaine Blenkinsop