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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

London's best immersive food and drink experiences

Delicious dinners and superlative supper clubs are old news. These immersive events go one step further by dishing up their food with a side of theatre. Fasten your seat belts. Things are about to get weird

Merlin Labron-Johnson on The Conduit and cooking in Sicily

Merlin Labron-Johnson's intuitive way with ingredients and passion for provenance earned him a Michelin star by the time he was 24. Now, he's focused on a new restaurant and sharing his skills with others, but there's still much more to come

6 of London's most romantic restaurants

Ah, Valentine's Day. Love it or hate it, everyone needs a bit of romance in their lives at some point. We've rounded up some of the capital's best spots – whether you head there on V Day or not

Exploring the southern Italian tradition of eating horse meat

We visit Catania, Sicily and encounter a surprisingly delicious bit of butchery that many Brits would find troubling

A street-food tour of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

In Ho Chi Minh City, street food isn’t a fad – it’s an integral part of life in the Vietnamese city. From famous stalls to backstreet shacks, we get a taste of the action

Berenjak, Soho: restaurant review

There's no such thing as style over substance at Berenjak. Expect Iranian-inspired kababs, Middle-Eastern mazeh and baklava ice cream sandwiches, served up in a beautiful setting on Soho's Romilly Street

The Swan, Southwold: hotel review

From five-star fish and chips to pretty coastal views, Southwold is bursting with seaside charm – make the most of it with a stay at The Swan

Hicce, King’s Cross: restaurant review

Its name might be inspired by ancient history, but Pip Lacey's Hicce is a lesson in contemporary European cooking holding its own an equally modern space

London's best patisseries and bakeries

From sourdough pastries to the finest choux this side of the French border, we've rounded up some of the best patisseries in the capital

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

Looking for the perfect bottle of wine or artisan cheese? These restaurants, cafes and bakeries are all dishing out great 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

Peter Gordon: My Career in Five Dishes

The Providores' Peter Gordon tells us that he never set out to create fusion food – it was simply a different way of looking at ingredients… Here are the five dishes that have defined his career so far

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