About

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 — 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. Plus I somehow keep getting shortlisted for and very occasionally win awards, including ‘Best Cookery Writer’ at this year’s Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Awards and ‘Best Food Writer’ at The Guild of Foodwriters Awards this year too. Which is nice. More about those things under ‘Trumpet Blowing‘. 

And you’ve found my food blog, Rocket & Squash, which people seem to read and has also had a good handful of awards and shortlistings. The Long Story is hereThis is v.3.2 of R&S. Have a browse. 

Follow @RocketandSquash on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to the email newsletter to keep up to date.

For literary opportunities contact Zoe Ross 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]