Eating with Helena

Eating with Helena

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in News | No Comments

Here are some of my articles for Rough Guides and Lonely Planet, most on the subject of food: How to be a food photographer Alternative eats in Hackney Where to eat in Stratford and Hackney and, in a break from the topic… Exploring Havana’s architecture

Helena down under

Helena down under

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in News | No Comments

New books keep arriving on my desk: last year was a busy one of travel and writing. I went to Australia for Rough Guides, and was lucky enough to spend a month in Sydney and New South Wales, hearing Shostakovich at the opera house, staying in the gorgeous YHA hostel in the Rocks, and hiking […]

Scotland guides

Scotland guides

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in News | No Comments

I co-wrote these two bonnie guides to Scotland, published by Rough Guides and out now in time for spring…

Discover Italy

Discover Italy

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in News | No Comments

I did, last summer, driving round the whole south: heel (Puglia), instep (Basilicata) and toe (Calabria). While the driving itself can’t exactly be recommended, the food, scenery and historic towns are fantastic. I helped updated this Lonely Planet guide, out now.

Rough Guide to Hounslow

Rough Guide to Hounslow

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in News | No Comments

I wrote this little guide to the borough of Hounslow: it is published by Rough Guides and commissioned by Hounslow Council. Temple visits – and free lunches – were a big treat, as was visiting Hogarth’s House and the idiosyncratic and hugely enjoyable Musical Museum.

Lonely Planet Italy

Lonely Planet Italy

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in News | No Comments

Lonely Planet Italy is published this month: I drove round the south of the country last year updating the guide. Highlights of the trip included driving through banks of poppies, spotting a wolf in the Abruzzo mountains, exploring the ancient cave city of Matera and eating cucina povera style.

My guide to York published

My guide to York published

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in News | No Comments

My guide to the beautiful and historic city of York has been published, with features on eating, shopping, ghosts, chocolate and cycling excursions. Click here to read the magazine. “York has been hailed as Britain’s most beautiful city, with its towering Minster, knot of medieval streets and encircling walls. The wide and fast flowing River […]

Lonely Planet Wales guide published

Lonely Planet Wales guide published

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in News | No Comments

Lonely Planet Wales guide is out – I was lucky enough to update the Swansea and Brecon Beacons chapters, as well as the Outdoor and Food and Drink sections. Highlights for me were exploring high passes in thick snow, watching red kites swoop overhead, and visiting the house where I was born on a sunny […]

Cookbook in Time Out

Cookbook in Time Out

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in News | No Comments

The Eat Hackney Cookbook was published in October and has been featured in Time Out, the Hackney Citizen, the Hackney Gazette, It’s Nice That, East London Lines, EastCast show and East London Radio… The booklet is a fundraiser for North London Action for the Homeless and the Hackney Migrant Centre. It’s a perfect Christmas stocking […]

Workshop with Hackney WOW!

Workshop with Hackney WOW!

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in News | No Comments

This week I had a great time working with primary school kids on a project organised by Hackney WOW! The kids created portrait ideas inspired by an object they brought to the workshop. All the images are taken by the children.