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BBC Good Food has been the home cooks’ choice for over 35 years. It’s the UK’s most popular food media brand with bbcgoodfood.com reaching over 50 million users.

BBC Good Food is proud owner of the UK’s number one food website; a brilliant app, the UK's market-leading food magazine and digital edition; the UK’s largest food event – BBC Good Food Show – and a hugely successful series of cookbooks. You can also turn your favourite recipes into a unique personalised cookbook, learn with us and enjoy storytelling and recipes in our podcasts.

Every recipe published by BBC Good Food is thoroughly tested by the recipe development team. The brand offers more than just trusted recipe content; BBC Good Food is the go-to destination for everything to do with food including health, meal planning, smart budgeting, family, drinks and reviews. Whether you’re looking for healthy recipes, how-to cook advice, kitchen gadget reviews, easy family recipes, budget meal plans and shopping lists, the latest foodie travel inspiration or the perfect recipe for dinner tonight, we’re here to help.

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Meet the team

We’re an experienced team of food journalists, recipe developers, chefs, video creators and podcasters. Our regular celebrity chef contributors include Tom Kerridge, Nadiya Hussain, legendary food writer and cookery judge Mary Berry, family cooking specialist Claire Thomson, plus many more.

Christine Hayes, Editor in chief

Christine has over 30 years' experience in content creation and has specialised in food media since 2003.

Lily Barclay, Group digital editor

Lily previously held the roles of senior writer, family editor and editor for BBC Good Food. She has written extensively on all areas surrounding family food and children's health. She was named Editor of the Year at the 2022 PPA Awards for her work on bbcgoodfood.com and olivemagazine.com. Read more about Lily

Lulu Grimes, Group managing editor

Lulu has wide experience in food editorial, working on titles such as olive magazine, Food and Travel and Sainsbury's Magazine. Previously, she worked as a food editor for Murdoch books in Sydney on a series of internationally published food and travel books. Read more about Lulu

Natalie Hardwick, Digital editor, bbcgoodfood.com

Natalie is editor on bbcgoodfood.com. She started her career as a music journalist before moving into food writing in 2011. She has written for The Guardian, Vice and New Statesman among others. Natalie has held various staff positions at Good Food, including writer, features editor and, most recently, reviews and e-commerce editor. Read more about Natalie

Keith Kendrick, Group magazines editor

Keith spent his early career writing for evening newspapers on a diverse range of lifestyle topics, as well as developing his own food blog. Read more about Keith

Janine Ratcliffe, Deputy magazines editor

As well as being deputy magazines editor, Janine is the host of the award-winning weekly olive magazine podcast. Read more about Janine

Cassie Best, Food director

Cassie trained as a chef at Leiths School of Food and Wine, where she won a place on an internship scheme run with Good Food. In the time she has been working at Good Food she has created many recipes, with baking being her main passion. Read more about Cassie

Anna Glover, Senior food editor

Anna is a recipe writer and food stylist and has worked on food magazines for over seven years. She loves whipping up new creations with well-known ingredients to create easily accessible recipes that everyone can make. Read more about Anna

Barney Desmazery, Skills and shows editor

As the longest standing member of the cookery team, skills and shows editor Barney has written, developed and tested thousands of recipes for BBC Good Food. He started his career as a chef and during his time at Good Food he's worked alongside practically every British celebrity chef of the last decade. Read more about Barney

Samuel Goldsmith, Food copy editor

Samuel Goldsmith is Good Food’s food copy editor. He has over 10 years’ experience working in the food and drink industry. After teaching food and nutrition in secondary schools, Samuel moved into food journalism. He first worked as a freelance food writer and food stylist and then in magazine editorial. Samuel is also currently Vice Chair of the Guild of Food Writers. Read more about Samuel

Ailsa Burt, Recipe developer

Ailsa graduated from Leith’s School of Food and Wine in 2014 and had previously worked in restaurants before moving into food writing. She has array of experience in recipe development from meal kits to editorial as she also spent a few years developing recipes in Canada for a meal kit company. Read more about Ailsa.

Helena Busiakiewicz, Cookery assistant

Helena manages the Good Food test kitchen where she oversees all the recipe testing for the magazine and website as well writing and developing her own. Before coming to Good Food Helena trained as a chef, worked in restaurants, taught cooking in prisons, and worked as a home economist and food stylist, including backstage at the BBC Good Food show. Read more about Helena.

Tracey Raye, Health editor

Tracey oversees all health content across BBC Good Food. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a master’s degree in Personalised Nutrition. She is also a member of the Royal Society of Medicine, British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. Read more about Tracey

Emma Hartfield, Acting Health Editor

Emma Hartfield has 24 years of experience on health and food titles, including previous roles as Health Editor for Boots and producing magazines and video for Co-op, Morrisons and Waitrose. She believes eating healthy food should be easy, tasty and enjoyable for the whole family. Read more about Emma.

Isabella Keeling, health writer

After starting her career at consumer food magazines, Issie went on to write for a number of health and nutrition brands. She has a degree in English Language and Linguistics and a passion for words. She’s responsible for looking after health content for Good Food, including the bi-monthly Health Edit. Read more about Isabella.

Lucy Roxburgh, Reviews and e-commerce editor – food, drink and awards

Before joining the team as reviews and e-commerce editor, Lucy trained at Leiths and worked as a private chef and digital editor. She works with our team of expert writers to produce on-test content. She also co-ordinates our Christmas, Easter and Summer Taste Awards. Read more about Lucy

Anya Gilbert, Reviews and e-commerce editor – appliances and kit

Anya is reviews editor and oversees equipment and appliance content. Formally Senior Digital Reviews Writer, she's an experienced product tester, rigorous at putting products through their paces with the mission to bring readers impartial advice on what’s actually worth their money. Read more about Anya.

Helen Salter, Digital writer

Before joining Good Food and olive, Helen was a freelance journalist and worked on the editorial team at Leiths School of Food and Wine. Read more about Helen

Emily Burg, Digital content producer

Emily Burg is responsible for writing on a variety of topics from food, family and lifestyle. Her love for cooking and travel inspired her to start a career in food journalism. She has a bachelor’s degree in Religion and Philosophy from the University of Sheffield. Read more about Emily

Emily Marten, Digital assistant

Emily worked in editorial roles in France and New Zealand before returning home to London after the pandemic. Previous to joining Good Food, she worked for a charity to provide free, sit-down meals for local communities using surplus food. She has completed the Plant-Based Essential Cooking Certificate at Leiths School of Food & Wine. Read more about Emily.

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