We are really excited to announce the paperback version of our popular book Cooking for the Sensitive Gut is on sale from 3rd January 2019 and published by Collins and Brown. It is available from Amazon and all good book shops.

About one in five people in the UK have symptoms of IBS and are intolerant to the foods they eat. Our book is all about what you can eat rather than what you can't. It is the perfect guide to how you can restrict the ingredients that cause you problems and still prepare a whole range of recipes that are nutritious, taste delicious and are fun to cook.

Dr Nick Read is a highly experienced gastroenterologist and has seen so many people end up becoming malnourished because of not knowing quite how to manage their diet. I have a PhD in human nutrition and was keen to find out how to create gorgeous recipes that would suit someone with a sensitive gut without risking nutritional deficiency - so together we wrote this great book.

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I have been writing about food in newspapers, magazines and websites for over ten years. I am interested in writing stories and creating photo essays about people who are doing amazing things in the world of food. No matter how humble the story...a backstreet baker turning out a hundred loaves of sourdough a week from a two up two down in Bradford... a shepherd breeding Herdwick sheep on the Cumbrian fells…..that's my kind of thing.

I am a proud member of the Guild of Food Writers.


Ilkley’s Sewing Bee Yorkshire Post Magazine April 13th 2019

If you have been riveted by series five of the Great British Sewing Bee and want to get sewing yourself you might like to know that tucked away inside an eau de nil painted corrugated iron hut, in the centre of Ilkley, is a hive of sewing, textile and design expertise in the form of “EME Cloth & Yarn” a shop run by designer Emma Garry.


My food photography shooting kit

Learn more about how I take my beautiful photographs of food from a recent featured post I was asked to write for the really great SHOTKIT site for photographers.

Why food banks are vital to so many this Christmas. Yorkshire Post 16th December 2018

It's a cold December afternoon and the light is fading as I approach the Tesco store in Roundhay, Leeds. I am at the start of a journey investigating the growing need for food banks in the city. I am greeted by two volunteers wearing distinctive, red tabards emblazoned with “Donate today”. They are from Leeds North West Food Bank which is supported by the Trussell Trust, a National charity whose mission is “To stop UK hunger”. They give me a leaflet with a list of food desperately needed for their food bank. It is a no-frills list of non-perishables including tinned meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, pasta, pasta sauces, long life milk, tea, coffee, fruit juices, instant mashed potato and right at the bottom “Christmas fare”……….

Published Yorkshire Post 19th December 2018


Small is beautiful. Yorkshire Post Magazine April 2018

Yorkgate is a hidden gem that attracts garden lovers from around the world. But change is afoot at this Arts and Crafts mini masterpiece.

Ben Preston is used to inviting comparisons. When the head gardener at Yorkgate welcomes visitors to this hidden gem, those who know about these things often tell him the 19th century Arts and Crafts style, craftmanship and intimate garden rooms remind them of a mini-Hidcote.

"It is the design and structure of the garden that makes it stand out as one of the great small gardens in the UK" he says as we sit sown for a cup of tea and a chat bout his vision for this wonderful gem of a garden.....

Published Yorkshire Post Magazine April 2018.


Hotel review. Hotel Eilean Iarmain, Skye. Delicious. magazine August 2018

The Isle of Skye, a 'drive-on' natural wonderland accessed via the bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh (or Armadale ferry), is celebrated for its glorious seascapes, and this much loved 19th-century hotel on the island's Sleat peninsula has glorious views in abundance. It overlooks the small tidal islandof Ornsay, once a busy herring prt, and there is a pretty natural harbour with views over the Sound of Sleat and a lighthouse built by Robert Louis Stephenson's uncle.

Hotel Eilean Iarmain is part of a 23,000-acre Scottish estate owned by Lady Lucilla Noble .....

Published Delicious. magazine August 2018.