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WINNER 2010 Guild of Food Writers – Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning and Investigative Food Writing

The Rough Guide to Food  (Penguin UK).

Katharine Reeve I’ve been cooking since I was five (mainly cake, admittedly) and have grown my own vegetables intermittently since the age of nine (living in Norfolk and later Devon). I was an early organic vegetable box adopter and am a big fan of Riverford‘s boxes and their Field Kitchen). My idea of a good weekend is tracking down small producers and new food markets and then cooking with my food haul; my idea of a bad weekend is peering in other people’s shopping trolleys and scouring supermarket shelves for the latest food industry nasty. I wanted to write The Rough Guide to Food to tell the true story of the food we eat now: the good and the bad – and to help understand our sense of confusion over food.

I’ve worked as a non-fiction editor in publishing for over fifteen years and now edit freelance (print and digital). I have written for The Times HigherBBCFood, The Times, Futurebook. I also set up and run a Publishing course at Bath Spa University as well as a Food Writing and Editing course. I believe in portfolio careers – variety is the spice of life after all – and I have developed a great interest in user-experience and its potential impact on content (and audience) development for books and a whole host of potential digital products and services.

I live in Bath – arguably the loveliest city in the UK – where I enjoy lounging around in my favourite cafes or twittering or cycling.

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