About BBC Good Food
BBC Good Food has been the home cooks’ choice for over 30 years. It’s the UK’s most popular food media brand with bbcgoodfood.com reaching over 50 million users.
BBC Good Food is proud owner of the UK’s market-leading food magazine and digital edition; the UK’s number one food website; an expanding number of live events, including the UK’s largest food event – BBC Good Food Show at the Birmingham NEC – and a hugely successful series of cookbooks. You can also turn your favourite recipes into a unique personalised cookbook, learn with us in our online masterclasses and courses and enjoy storytelling and recipes in our podcasts.
Every recipe published by BBC Good Food is thoroughly tested by the cookery team. The brand offers more than just trusted recipe content; BBC Good Food is the go-to destination for everything to do with food including family, health, drinks and reviews. Whether you’re looking for healthy recipes, how-to cook advice, kitchen gadget reviews, easy family recipes, budget meal plans and shopping lists, the latest foodie travel inspiration or the perfect recipe for dinner tonight, we’re here to help.
Meet the team
We’re made up of an experienced team of recipe developers, freelance chefs and food journalists. Our regular celebrity chefs contributors include The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, legendary food writer and cookery judge Mary Berry, family cooking specialist Claire Thomson, plus many more.
Keith Kendrick, Group magazines editor
Keith spent his early career writing for evening newspapers on a diverse range of lifestyle topics, as well as developing his own food blog. After working as editor of sister titles Easy Cook and the Home Cooking series, he then went on to edit BBC Good Food magazine, before eventually overseeing the whole food group. Read more about Keith
Lulu Grimes, Group managing editor
Lulu has wide experience in magazine editorial (olive magazine, Food and Travel and Sainsbury’s Magazine), worked as a food editor for Murdoch books in Sydney. She has also written for The Sydney Morning Herald, has taught food courses at City University and Leith’s School of Food and Wine and has published a number of cookbooks. Read more about Lulu
Janine Ratcliffe, Deputy magazines editor
As well as being deputy magazines editor, Janine Ratcliffe is olive magazine’s Food Director and has worked with the brand since its launch in 2003. She has developed and written thousands of olive magazine’s most popular recipes and is the host of the award-winning weekly olive magazine podcast. Read more about Janine
Cassie Best, Food director
Cassie trained as a chef at Leiths School of Food and Wine, where she won a place on an internship scheme run with BBC Good Food. In the time she has been working at Good Food she has created many recipes, with baking being her main passion. Read more about Cassie
Anna Glover, Senior food editor
Anna is a recipe writer and food stylist and has worked on food magazines for over seven years, writing recipes for magazines including Olive and Sainsbury’s magazine. She loves whipping up new creations with well-known ingredients to create easily accessible recipes that everyone can make. Read more about Anna
Barney Desmazery, Skills and shows editor
As the longest standing member of the cookery team, skills and shows editor Barney has written, developed and tested thousands of recipes for BBC Good Food. He started his career as a chef and during his time at Good Food he’s worked alongside practically every British celebrity chef of the last decade. Read more about Barney
Samuel Goldsmith, Food copy editor
Samuel Goldsmith is Good Food’s food copy editor. He has over 10 years’ experience working in the food and drink industry. After teaching food and nutrition in secondary schools, Samuel moved into food journalism. He first worked as a freelance food writer and food stylist and then in magazine editorial. Samuel is also currently Vice Chair of the Guild of Food Writers. Read more about Samuel
Ailsa Burt, Recipe developer
Ailsa graduated from Leith’s School of Food and Wine in 2014 and had previously worked in restaurants before moving into food writing. Her first position was at Sainsbury’s Magazine and then Good Housekeeping. She has array of experience in recipe development from meal kits to editorial as she also spent a few years developing recipes in Canada for a meal kit company. Read more about Ailsa.
Helena Busiakiewicz, Cookery assistant
Helena manages the Good Food test kitchen where she oversees all the recipe testing for the magazine and website as well writing and developing her own. Before coming to Good Food Helena trained as a chef, worked in restaurants, taught cooking in prisons, and worked as a home economist and food stylist, including backstage at the BBC Good Food show. Read more about Helena.
Lily Barclay, Group digital editor
Before becoming the food group digital editor, Lily previously held the roles of senior writer, family editor and editor for BBC Good Food. Lily started her career working in the Cbeebies team in 2009. She has written extensively on all areas surrounding family food and children’s health. Read more about Lily
Natalie Hardwick, Digital editor, bbcgoodfood.com
Natalie is editor on bbcgoodfood.com. She started her career as a music journalist before moving into food writing in 2011. She has written for The Guardian, Vice and New Statesman among others. Natalie has held various staff positions at BBC Good Food, including writer, features editor and, most recently, reviews and e-commerce editor. Read more about Natalie
Amanda Nicolas, Associate editor, bbcgoodfood.com
Before joining the team Amanda worked as a journalist for Channel 4, UKTV Food and the Guild of Fine Food. Mid-career she took a year out to complete the Leiths Food and Wine diploma. She has contributed to several cookbooks including award-winning Samarkand. Read more about Amanda
Tracey Raye, Health editor
Tracey oversees all health content across BBC Good Food. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a master’s degree in Personalised Nutrition. She is also a member of the Royal Society of Medicine, British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. Read more about Tracey
Isabella Keeling, health writer
After starting her career at consumer food magazines, Issie went on to write for a number of health and nutrition brands. She has a degree in English Language and Linguistics and a passion for words. She’s responsible for looking after health content for Good Food, including the bi-monthly Health Edit. Read more about Isabella.
Lucy Roxburgh, Reviews and e-commerce editor – food, drink and awards
Before joining the team as reviews and e-commerce editor, Lucy trained at Leiths and worked as a private chef and digital editor at Tesco Real Food. She works with our team of expert writers to produce on-test content. She also co-ordinates our Christmas, Easter and Summer Taste Awards plus the dedicated Wine and Spirits Awards. Read more about Lucy
Anya Gilbert, Reviews and e-commerce editor – appliances and kit
Anya is reviews editor and oversees equipment and appliance content. Formally Senior Digital Reviews Writer, she’s an experienced product tester, rigorous at putting products through their paces with the mission to bring readers impartial advice on what’s actually worth their money. Read more about Anya.
Helen Salter, Digital writer
Before joining the BBC Good Food and olive magazine teams, Helen was a freelance journalist for titles such as Cosmopolitan and Delish, and worked on the editorial teams at delicious.com magazine, Co-op and Leiths school of Food and Wine. Helen has a Masters degree in Magazine Journalism from City University and English degree from the University of Bristol. Read more about Helen
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