Melissa Thompson

I write about food, and its intersection with race and class. I also write recipes and am a columnist for BBC Good Food. I come from a journalistic background writing for a national newspaper, and then running a supper club/pop up restaurant serving Japanese comfort food. I stopped cooking to have my daughter, and began writing again.

Special subjects

The intersection between food and race.

Languages spoken


Regular work

BBC Good Food column BBC Good Food recipe writing

Advisory boards / Awards

Winner, Food Writing Award, GFW awards 2021, Shortlisted for the British Journalism Awards 2012 (feature writer of the year)

Commercial interests

I work with different brands in commercial recipe writing partnerships. These include Bulls Eye BBQ, Hellmann's etc

Melissa Thompson