My name is Ed Smith. I am a food writer, doodler, eater and trained chef. My first recipe book, On The Side, is a sourcebook of 140 inspiring side dishes — you should definitely procure a copy

I am a regular contributor to Borough Market’s online magazine and Market Life, its print magazine; I also write ‘Five of the Best’ features for The FT Weekend Magazine, and from time to time for The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday (RIP), The Telegraph and various magazines. At the 2015 Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Awards I was named ‘Best Online Restaurant Writer’ and shortlisted for ‘Best Cookery Writer’. Which was nice.

And you’ve found my food blog, Rocket & Squash. The Guild of Foodwriters shortlisted it for its 2016 Best Blog award, and people seem to read it. So that’s nice too.

This is v.3.0 of R&S. Have a browse. You’ll notice that: every Monday I digest the recipes in the weekend supplements; there are a host of guides for eating out in London and elsewhere; plus regular restaurant write-ups, original recipes, reviews of recent cookbooks, and more. Soon there’ll be a shop, too.

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