Welcome to one4thetable.com everyone!
This is a website for food and drink lovers to read, absorb and enjoy! And if you get any great food and drink ideas from it, that’s great news to me. OK, I don’t always get a chance to post when I want to, as I’m so busy with my TV Producing, writing and event hosting. But please let me know if there’s anything particular you’d like to see here. In the meantime, for those who wanted an update, here’s what’s been happening!…
So, I spent most of 2019 working on a new series for The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust called ‘Punk Chef on the Road’ which I devised and produced. The 10-part series takes Deaf chef Scott Garthwaite around the UK to meet chefs, food producers, farmers and members of the Deaf community. Scott discovers local food and cooks some incredible dishes from his outdoor kitchen along the way. Check out the Bristol episode (which is entirely vegan) here:
And if you’d like a potted history of me… Here you go:
I’m a food, drink and travel TV Producer by trade. My credits include ‘Saturday Kitchen Live’ (BBC1), both James Martin’s French & American Adventures and ‘Gordon, Gino & Fred: Road Trip’ (ITV). As well as TV producing, I do a lot of work in the food and wine industry. While working with James Martin, I recommended all the wine and drink pairings to go with the food on the first series of ‘James Martin’s Saturday Morning’ (ITV). I also recommended all wines on ‘Word to the Mothers’, a series written and hosted by Mum-Blogger Zeena Moolla for Made TV. I’m a member of the Guild of Food Writers and write about food and drink for many publications including a regular column in Crumbs magazine. I’ve also written for The Telegraph.
Here’s my latest article for Crumbs on Noya’s Kitchen in Bath: https://www.crumbsmag.com/features/the-wine-guy-soul-survivor/
Have a look at my opinion piece for The Telegraph (Sign up for full article, free of charge): https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/confessions-tv-cookery-show-producer-double-dipping-isnt-crime/
I regularly judge for Great Taste Awards, The British and World Cheese Awards and The British Pie Awards amongst many others and my love of wine has led to my judging for the Independent English Wine Awards. I have hosted many events including The Bristol Good Food Awards at Ashton Gate Stadium, along with fellow food writer Genevieve Taylor, and I host food and wine matching dinners and seminars around London and in the West Country in conjunction with well-known chefs. This year I am happy to be working with Tom Kerridge at his Pub in the Park events as well as hosting the ‘Great British Food Stage’ at The Royal Bath & West Show in May. On top of that, I have an occasional slot on BBC Radio Bristol where I talk about all things food and drink orientated!
And why is the website called one4thetable? It’s is an expression that developed from sitting round the dinner table with friends at many restaurants around the world that I’ve been lucky enough to dine at. Faced with amazing menus, when we felt we couldn’t order any more but our inquisitive nature wouldn’t let us put the menu down, we’d say ‘let’s order one for the table’. That way we could order all (well most) of the items we wanted to try. Some might say it’s greedy, but I see it as a healthy fascination in food and drink….. And to be honest, I don’t see that fascination changing anytime soon!
Now, browse the website and enjoy… And don’t be afraid to order one for the table!