Matthew Fort

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Matthew Fort is an award-winning food writer and critic.

Matthew was privately educated at the prestigious Eton College, before going on to study at Lancaster University. He has been a keen cook for most of his adult life. For twenty years he worked as a copywriter and creative director for a variety of advertising agencies.

Food Writer

He was the Food and Drink editor of The Guardian for over ten years. He also writes for EsquireThe ObserverCountry LivingDecanter and Waitrose Food Illustrated.

Matthew is the author of several award-winning books on food, including Rhubarb and Black Pudding and and Eating up Italy: Voyages on a Vespa. He also contributed to Nigel Slater’s Real Food and Rick Stein’s Food Heroes.

For his many endeavours, Matthew Fort was Glenfiddich Food Writer of the Year in 1992 and 1993. Matthew also won the title of The Restaurateurs’ Association Food Writer of the Year in 1993.

Since 2006, Fort has appeared as a judge on the Great British Menu. He has presented several television shows including the Good Food Channel’s Market Kitchen.

Witty, knowledgeable, passionate and discerning, Matthew Fort is arguably Britain’s leading food writer. Matthew has been a professional presenter for many years and has a comforting professional voice. He is available for speaking engagements and personal appearances from Useful Chefs.

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