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Lydia Winter

Lydia Winter journalist

Travel editor

Lydia suffers from constant food FOMO, which means she has to eat everything she comes across (except coriander). When not thinking about her next meal, she can be found stalking other people's cats – or trotting the globe for Foodism and its sister title Escapism.

Lydia Winter's articles

Fantastic places in London to source gift-worthy food and drink

Looking for the perfect stocking filler? These restaurants, cafes and bakeries are all dishing out great Christmas produce for all your gift-giving needs

Maison Bab, Covent Garden: restaurant review

Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet take things up a notch with the opening of Maison Bab on Mercer Street, a stylish kebab house complete with its own bar and a 10-seater secret chef's table

Stem, Mayfair: restaurant review

We venture to Stem, where Mark Jarvis continues to push the boundaries of the modern tasting menu with inventive cooking at affordable prices

6 of our favourite social enterprise cafés

These cafés do more than serve brilliant food and coffee – they give back to the community, too

5 fantastic regional African restaurants in London

From home-style to fine dining, it's never been easier to get delicious, creative food from all over Africa in London. Check these out first

Where to eat and drink in Oaxaca City, Mexico

Oaxaca City is considered to be the food capital of Mexico, and rightly so. Planning a trip? Get your chops around this lovely lot

Heart and craft: mezcal tradition in Oaxaca, Mexico

Mezcal isn't just a drink – it's the result of traditional, centuries-old production methods. We travel to Oaxaca City, Mexico to meet the people keeping it that way

Q&A: the founders of London Mezcal Week on what makes the Mexican spirit so magical

What actually is mezcal and how do you drink it? Melanie Symonds and Thea Cumming, the founders of London Mezcal Week, give us the lowdown on their favourite spirit

What to do at London Mezcal Week 2018

London's biggest celebration of traditionally made mezcal returns 10-16 September, taking over TT Liquor for a week of tastings, talks and parties

5 beautiful London parks with cafés to match

Take a stroll around the park, heath or, er, wetlands, soak up the sun, then scoff tasty food at these cute cafés

Little Bat, Islington: brunch and bar review

You shouldn't have to wait until the evening for your cocktail fix – start the day in the right way with Little Bat's brand-new brunch drinks

5 restaurants bringing a taste of the Caribbean to the capital

Live the laid-back Caribbean dream right here in London at one of these island-inspired restaurants

What to eat, drink and do at Standon Calling 2018

What to eat, drink and do at Herfordshire-based boutique weekender Standon Calling

Andina, Notting Hill: restaurant review

Martin Morales' heads west with his latest Andina, which brings the colourful cooking of the Peruvian Andes to the chic surroundings of Notting Hill

Les Nénettes, Clapton: restaurant review

Filled with joie de vivre, duck breast and plenty of cheese, Les Nénettes brings class and contemporary French cooking food to a sunny corner of Clapton

Greyhound Cafe, Fitzrovia: restaurant review

Bangkok-inspired Greyhound Café is the latest addition to London's growing clutch of authentic Thai restaurants. Bring your mates – and an appetite

Baker and YBFs co-founder Lily Vanilli on setting up the awards and becoming a tastemaker

The YBFs have become some of the UK's most prestigious food and drink awards. Co-founder and baker Lily Vanilli tells us why they were and still are so important and what makes a YBF

The ancient cooking of the Peruvian Andes

The Andina food of Arequipa is rich in history as well as flavour. We discover that preserving and celebrating the traditions of this mountainous region is about much more than just nostalgia

Where to eat and drink in Portland, Oregon

One of Portland's top chefs Gregory Gourdet gives his tips on where to eat and drink in the US's most hipster city

Lost Village festival announces its food line up for 2018

Modern Indian restaurant Dishoom joins a mouthwatering food line up at the Lincolnshire-based music festival