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Gilly Smith


I’m a food journalist and podcaster who’s been writing and making radio, television and podcasts since the early ’90s. I’ve written 17 books, mainly about the influence of culture of food in its various forms, as well as articles for the national press and academic journals, largely about food, philosophy and ethical travel.

I’m the producer and presenter of the following podcasts:

the delicious podcast

Leon’s How to Eat to Save the Planet 

Philip Lymbery, global CEO of Compassion in World Farming’s podcast The Big Table

The Borough Market Podcast

Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith

I host writing retreats at A Sussex House. This is also where you’ll find me playing salon hostess over dinners with authors, facilitating writing courses and foraging for ideas in nine acres of silent woodland.

For eight years, I was a  part-time senior lecturer at the University of Brighton where I taught radio and TV journalism and digital storytelling. I also held workshops with staff and PhD students on how to tell stories about their academic research. I use all of these skills in all sorts of creative ways. Email me if you’d like to find out more!

Contact me at or call 07930 400805

And if you fancy supporting what I do, click here to find me on Patreon 😊

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