About me

Journalist, foodie, travel-lover, it’s no wonder I decided to start documenting some of the fabulous meals I’ve been privileged enough to try.

From simple meals at home, to fine fare tried in restaurants across the world, I love sharing some of the foodie experiences I’ve had.

When I’m not writing this, I’m writing the news. For 10 years it was covering anything from court cases to soldiers in Afghanistan, with a wonderful tenure with the Press Association for six of those, followed by a stint in the world of telecoms hunting for stories for Cable.co.uk.

Now I’m freelance with my fingers in all sorts of pies, from writing news to dabbling in PR, and plenty of food writing, from pieces on Mode.com to a monthly column in the fabulous Belle About Townย and food features in places including The i, Speciality Food Magazine, Guardian Small Business and more.

I’m also a judge for the Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste Awards, have judged on the Quality Food Awards and helped judge for the Guild of Food Writers’ Awards too.

In between that, there’s a lot of running, gym-going, playing with friends, spending time with the fabulous Mr Manning – star of many of these posts – and of course, a lot of food.



4 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi Ellen, liking your food work. If you don’t know it you should check out The Kitchen at Farnborough, OX17 1DZ. Check out FB @thekitchenfarnborough, a little Country Eating House with a big heart and story to tell about British Food, check out the Videos…..Over and out.

      1. Dear Ellen Journalist, foodie and travel writer. Just read your piece about roast cockerel. Who is Jamie and why not give us his gravy recipe. Regards

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