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

While We Wait: a taste of what's to come from new whisky brand R&B Distillers

Fancy a serve that's a little bit different? Sample Raasay While We Wait, an unusual blend from new distiller R&B

Restaurant review: Little Smoke, Moorgate

Indulgence is the order of the day at Moorgate’s Little Smoke, where the focus is on native and rare-breed meat

London's best immersive dining experiences

Fasten your seatbelts and be prepared to be be transported to a parallel world or five at our favourite best immersive dining experiences

Where to eat in London when you're on a budget

As fun as it is keeping up with London's fast-paced dining scene, it can be hard on the wallet. That's why we've rounded up our favourite budget restaurants... You're welcome

5 London restaurants for light(er) eating

Want to eat less indulgently but don't want to sacrifice eating out? Head to these London restaurants where you can get the best of both worlds... If you feel that way inclined

Q&A: Massimo Bottura on olive oil, Emilia Romagna and learning to love food

The chef-patron of Osteria Francescana, the World's Best Restaurant 2016, is renowned for his love of the produce of Emilia Romagna. He tells us about the importance of regional ingredients and how he came to love food so much

Restaurant review: Petit Pois, Hoxton

Straight up, no-frills French classics are served in the very un-French surrounds of Hoxton Square

5 of our favourite Thanksgiving menus

'Tis the season... to forget any form of restraint and just dig in to all your festive favourites. Go on, it's the holidays, after all

Q&A: Tonkotsu's Emma Reynolds on the changing face of St James' and new restaurant Anzu

The new restaurant from the team behind ramen joint Tonkotsu specialises in teishoku. Know what that is? Us, neither – so we got the low-down from co-founder Emma Reynolds

What to expect from November's #CookForSyria campaign

We love any excuse to try new cuisines, and this is a particularly good one – it's all in aid of Unicef UK's Children of Syria Fund. Here's what to look out for in November

Prêt à changer: how London is falling back in love with French food

Whether it’s classic dishes cooked to perfection or food from the southern regions and beyond, a raft of new restaurants is reminding us just why we love French cuisine so much

5 London breweries with restaurants

Come for an inside look at the process then stay for dinner at these distilleries and breweries

Q&A: Cronut creator Dominique Ansel on his new London bakery

There's a certain magic in a perfect pastry, and that's something that Cronut creator Dominque Ansel knows all too well. Here, he talks about The Great British Bake off, why baking is so special and his first London restaurant

London's best development menus

These restaurants know how to mix it up, enlisting the help of their diners and staff to help curate new menus

Review: Kiln, Soho

Thai cuisine's fiery nature springs to the fore at this new restaurant from Ben Chapman, the man behind the Smoking Goat

4 of the best pizza places in Soho

Dough, tomato sauce and oodles of cheese and other toppings. Sounds gross, right? WRONG. And here are some of the best places in Soho to prove just that. You're welcome

Review: Donostia Social Club, Brixton

From perfectly pink duck breast to beer-infused chocolate mousse, Pop Brixton's Donostia Social Club reignites our love affair with Basque-style pintxos

Q&A: Alex Craciun of Sosharu on winning the AA Award for London Restaurant of the Year

Jason Atherton's Sosharu may have only been open seven months, but that didn't stop it winning the AA's London Restaurant of the Year. We meet its executive chef

Winners of the Young British Foodies Awards 2016

Want to know whose food you'll be eating and cooking in 2017? The Young British Foodie awards pinpoint up-and-coming talent on the UK's dining scene – here are this year's winners

AA Hospitality Awards 2016: London's winners

26 September saw the announcement of the winners of the AA's prestigious Hospitality Awards. We've got the lowdown on the list