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Joanna Blythman

Joanna has written about food for over two decades. She has contributed to many newspapers and magazines, including the Independent, Guardian, Observer, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Times, Sunday Herald, the Grocer, Scotland on Sunday, the Ecologist, Olive, Countryfile, The BBC Good Food Magazine, The Oldie, Evening Standard, Country Living, Country Life and the New Statesman.

She broadcasts on food matters, on programmes such as Women’s Hour, Radio 4 Food programme, Farming Today, Newsnight, Tonight, BBC Breakfast, and Today.

She is author of Swallow This: Serving up the food industry’s darkest secrets.

Joanna has won numerous awards for her articles and books, including five Glenfiddich Awards, a Caroline Walker Media Award for Improving the Nation’s Health by Means of Good Food, a Guild of Food Writers Award, a Derek Cooper Award- one of BBC Radio 4’s Food and Farming Awards- and a Good Housekeeping award for her Outstanding Contribution to Food.

Joanna was a judge of the Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2015 and gets involved with creative and innovative food projects. She researched restaurants for Michael Winterbottom’s BBC2 series The Trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden, and was a judge on Channel 4’s Iron Chef. She sits on the board of the Fife Diet, the pioneering local food experiment and is an advisor to Slow Food UK.

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