Rosie Birkett is a cook, food journalist, food stylist and author who’s been writing about chefs, restaurants, and food since 2008. Based in Hackney, London, Rosie’s most recent book ‘East London Food’ is a collaboration with the food photographer Helen Cathcart and explores her neighbourhood’s diverse and exceptional food scene.
Her debut cookbook ‘A Lot On Her Plate’ was published by Hardie Grant in 2015 to critical acclaim. Rosie’s recipes and food styling have appeared on the cover of BBC Good Food Magazine (to which she is a contributing editor), Olive Magazine, and been featured in The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph, Red, Grazia, In Style and Guardian Cook. Rosie has cooked at various sell-out residencies and pop ups across London, including Carousel in Marylebone, J Sheekey Oyster Bar and Wringer and Mangle in Hackney, and she has collaborated on dinners with chefs James Lowe and Jose Pizarro. Her food writing has appeared in the Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times, Olive, Waitrose Kitchen, Centurion and Grazia, and she has worked in-house stints at Caterer and Hotelkeeper; Four Magazine and Olive.
She has contributed to various cookbooks including Michelin-starred chef Mark Jordan’s Ocean Voyage; Nigel Haworth’s Obsession and Phaidon’s Where Chefs Eat.
In 2013 she co-wrote Alain Ducasse’s foodie guide to London, J’Aime London, published spring 2014. She’s currently Easyjet Traveler’s intrepid food columnist, and tweets @rosiefoodie.