Books

We are really excited to announce we are working on a paperback version of our popular book Cooking for the Sensitive Gut. It will be on sale in January 2019 and published by Pavilion. In the meantime you can still buy the hardback copy on Amazon and in 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.

Order a copy on Amazon.

 

 

Articles

I have been writing about food in newspapers, magazines and websites for over ten years. I am particularly 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 fantastic loaves of sourdough a week from a two up two down in Bradford... that's my kind of thing... and I very proud to be a member of the Guild of Food Writers.

 

Hotel Eilean Iarmain, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Delicious. magazine Aug 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 August 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 April 2018.

 
 

Yorkshire Holy Smokery, Kilnsey

This is one of my favourite stories from last year. The Kilnsey Park smokery is set in a spectacular location in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Fingerlings (young trout) are raised in the fresh clear water racing down from the hills and then smoked using aromatics inspired from the wild herbs growing in the Dales. In the 12th century the land used to be owned by the monks at Fountains Abbey who smoked food for the winter months just as today but they also traded their sheep's wool with Venetian traders... the very idea of these exotic European traders wandering around the Yorkshire Dales had me hooked. You can read more about it in the article below.

Published December 2015.

 
 

Deep inside Yorkshire's rhubarb triangle

It was 6am and minus 5 degrees centigrade when I arrived at the famous rhubarb forcing sheds near Wakefield to cover this story. The inside of the forcing sheds are almost pitch black and the lens of my freezing cold camera misted over with condensation. It was a challenge to get some good photos. But the story of how rhubarb is forced so it appears bright, pink and delicious in the shops each January is one f the UK's great great food stories which if you don't know it you can read about it here....

Published February 2014.