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.

Tim publishes Gin & It quarterly and edits Fire & Knives magazine which holds the 2012 GFW award for Best Food Magazine

Tim’s first book,’Food DIY’ is a handbook of smoking, curing, preserving, baking and other manly pursuits. It’s published by Fig Tree and will be available from July 25 2013