Matthew Fort Bio

Matthew Fort Bio

Matthew Fort has been the Food and Drink Editor at the Guardian since 1989. He has also written for Esquire, The Observer, Country Living, Decanter and Waitrose Food Illustrated. In 1992 he won the title of Glenfiddich Food Writer of the Year and, in 1993, Glenfiddich Restaurant Writer of the Year, as well as The Restaurateurs’ Association Food Writer of the Year. He was Glenfiddich Cookery Writer of the Year in 2005.

He has written three books on food, the third of which, Eating Up Italy, was the Guild of Food Writers Book of the Year in 2005, and his fifth, Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons: Travels in Sicily on a Vespa celebrates Matthew’s ongoing passion for Italy, which he visits every year.
In the course of writing and broadcasting about food for 30 years, Matthew has met thousands of producers & farmers of exceptional British produce.

Fort teaches at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Bra, Italy and is a Slow Food supporter to the core, keen to support Britain’s food producers and bring their message to a wider and receptive audience.


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