John McKenna has been writing about Ireland’s food culture for twenty-five years and has won four Glenfiddich Awards, the André Simon Special Award and a Slow Food Ireland Media Award.
John writes and edits the McKennas’ Guides, Ireland’s independent food guides, which are published in both digital and print form. The annual 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland, which is one of the McKennas’ Guide titles, is regarded as the definitive index of the leading restaurants in Ireland. This year the stable of guides also includes a book on Where to Eat and Stay on the Wild Atlantic Way.
John also edits Megabites, Ireland’s contemporary online magazine, and co-directs videos for the Irish Food Channel, an independent You Tube channel detailing all that is good in Irish food.
A columnist for The Irish Times for over twenty years, John now writes about Food and Health in The Irish Times Health and Family. John is from Belfast, but now lives in West Cork with his longtime collaborator and partner, Sally McKenna.