Tim Hayward is a Cambridge-based writer and food expert. He writes a column in the Financial Times and his features have appeared in the FT, Guardian, Observer Food Monthly, Delicious, Olive, Waitrose Food Illustrated, Saveur and a variety of on and offline publications.

He is also a regular presenter on the Food Programme and a panelist on The Kitchen Cabinet, both broadcast on BBC Radio 4

He currently holds the Guild of Food Writers Food Journalist of the Year award and has also held their award for Best Food Broadcast. He is the 2014 Fortnum & Mason Food Journalist of the Year

Tim’s second book,’The DIY Cook’ takes ten great dishes – from Lobster Thermidor to the Chip Butty – and deconstructs them as ‘projects’ for the food enthusiast. It’s published by Fig Tree and will be available from August 2014