My name is Ed Smith. I am a food writer, speaker, consultant and trained chef. My first recipe book, On The Side, is a sourcebook of 140 inspiring side dishes. I reckon it’s pretty useful and others seemed to feel the same way — you should definitely procure a copy.
I regularly write for Borough Market’s online magazine and print magazines, and I am also the author of The Borough Market Cookbook; recipes and stories from a year at the market, which was published in October 2018. Get that too.
I have contributed words and recipes to The FT Weekend Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday (RIP), The Telegraph, Waitrose & Partners Food, Sainsbury’s and Olive magazines, among others. I’ve written eating out guides for Eater London and Bloomsbury’s Eat Like A Local series. And I keep getting shortlisted for and very occasionally win food and cookery writing awards, including ‘Best Cookery Writer’ at this year’s Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Awards. Which is nice. More about those things under ‘Trumpet Blowing‘.
And you’ve found my food blog, Rocket & Squash. The Guild of Foodwriters shortlisted it for its 2016 and 2018 Best Blog award, and people seem to read it. The Long Story is here. This is v.3.2 of R&S. Have a browse.
For literary opportunities contact Rosa Schierenberg at United Agents ([email protected]).
I do occasionally work on ‘influencer things’ with great companies and products, and I’ve experience at trend and menu consulting for businesses both large and small. If you’ve a commercial enquiry, please email me at [email protected]