When I started as a journalist, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. Or rather, what I wanted to specialise in.
Fresh out of a fast-track NCTJ training scheme at Harlow, I did the rounds of internships at the likes of The Independent on Sunday, FT Weekend Magazine and Food and Travel. And it was at Food and Travel that I realised what I knew the most about, food.
It was great writing about restaurants and chefs and producers but I wanted to write much more about the provenance of food, how it’s made, why things are done a certain way. In essence, I wanted to know much more than I did.
So after almost two years at Food and Travel, I left to train at Leiths School of Food and Wine on their Two Term Diploma. Here are a few snippets of my journey: