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

Villa Mama's, Chelsea: restaurant review

We get acquainted with the distinctively delicious flavours of Bahraini and Persian cooking at Elystan Street's Villa Mama's

Q&A: Loyle Carner on giving back and his cooking classes for teenagers with ADHD

London-based rapper Loyle Carner tells us why he spends most of his spare time teaching kids how to cook with his Chilli Con Carner cookery school

Sweet spirit: an inside look at the Ron Abuelo rum distillery in Panama

A modern Panamanian rum made in an old-fashioned style? It can only be Ron Abuelo. We travel to Panama to uncover the secret behind its unique flavour

Ruth Rogers on founding River Cafe with Rose Gray and new cookbook River Cafe 30

As the River Cafe celebrates 30 years at the forefront of London's food scene, we talk to owner Ruth Rogers about running one of the city's most iconic restaurants

The Foodism guide to... Lime Wood, Hampshire

We go hyper-local at the beautiful New Forest's food-centric boutique bolthole, Lime Wood

Winners of the Young British Foodies Awards 2017

Want to know whose food you'll be eating in 2018? The Young British Foodie awards pinpoint up-and-coming talent on the UK's dining scene – here are this year's winners

Q&A: Gill Meller on sustainability at home and in the food industry

As a veteran of Devon's River Cottage, Gill Meller knows a thing or two about sustainability. Here he tells us how easy it can be to be sustainable in the city

Massimo Bottura on soup kitchen Refettorio Felix and Food for Soul

What happens when a superstar chef takes on social inequality and London's surplus food problem? We find out from world-famous Italian chef Massimo Bottura

Meatopia announces its chef line up for 2017

Flames, food, and festivities – carnivorous carnival Meatopia returns to London's Tobacco Dock this September, and we've got the scoop on the line up

Smoke & Salt, Brixton: restaurant review

Smoke & Salt navigates the transition from residency to restaurant with ease at its new Pop Brixton site, where we hoover up merguez-spiced lamb tartare and tomatoes with smoked ricotta

London's best garden cafés, restaurants and bars

You might live in a city, but you can still stop and smell the blooms at these flower-filled London joints

Q&A: Allegra McEvedy on new restaurant Albertine and what she loves about cooking

Having co-founded Leon and run her own restaurant Blackfoot, Allegra McEvedy has returned to a restaurant with a special story. She tells us about its history

Neo Bistro, Soho: restaurant review

Having mastered the modern British tasting menu at Anglo, chef Mark Jarvis teams up with Alex Harper, formerly of Michelin-starred The Harwood Arms, to try his hand at contemporary European cooking at a sleek new space just off Oxford Street

The Foodism guide to... Egerton and south Kent

We embark on a food-fuelled trip around south Kent and find a firm focus on local produce

Machiya, Soho: restaurant review

The founders of ramen favourite Kanada-Ya turn their attention to home-style Japanese cooking with Machiya, on Soho's Panton Street

Green ain't always clean: the rise of vegan comfort food

Vegan doesn't have to mean bland and beige. In fact, it's a way of eating that's experiencing a colourful renaissance. We discover the more indulgent side to London's plant-based eating scene

Q&A: Pidgin's James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy on new venture Magpie and dim sum-style dining

When you're awarded your first Michelin star, what's next? According to Pidgin's James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy, you open a second, larger site, with a whole new concept. They give us the low-down on their new venture, Magpie

Q&A: the founders of Westerns Laundry on their new restaurant

Davig Gingell and Jeremie Comette-Lingenheim, co-founders of Primeur, on new site Westerns Laundry, seafood, and mastering the neighbourhood restaurant

The best music festivals for food

Wellies? Check. Tent? Check. Huge appetite, ready to devour delicious food from your top-notch chefs, all the while listening to great music? Check! Here's our guide to the food offering at some of our favourite music festivals

Westerns Laundry, Lower Holloway: restaurant review

This week, we head to Westerns Laundry and get our chops 'round plenty of fresher-than-fresh seafood – including a drool-worthy dish of baked lobster fideuà pasta