I’m available for writing and photography commissions on food and travel. Contact me at [email protected]. I accept foreign travel opportunities and press trips.
You can send me products and I may mention them. I do accept books for review, although it may take some time.
For writing and photography commissions, get in touch at [email protected]. I write mainly about food and travel (with fluent French, good Spanish), interior design, politics, film, motherhood, feminism and dating.
I have written for The Independent, The Guardian, House and Garden, Metro and write a monthly food column for the Ham and High, The Islington Gazette and Hackney Gazette, plus a wine column for winetrust100.co.uk.
Consultation, recipes and supper clubs
I create recipes and themed supper clubs for food and drink clients. Please get in touch with me if you would like my rates. I’m also available for menu consultation for restaurants, particularly vegetarian/vegan options.
British Organic Carrots
The Avocado Brotherhood
Sony Pictures ‘Eat, Play, Love’
The Soil Association/Organic foods
Bestival and Camp Bestival
Good Food Channel
South African Stone Fruit
Vital Arts Renal diet recipes
Wine Trust 100
Provence wine UK
Fresh Herbs UK
Marks & Spencers
I have appeared on TV several times on all the main terrestrial channels, recently presenting a segment on entertaining for BBC2’s Food and Drink show with Michel Roux Jnr. I have also appeared on radio from the Chris Evans show, to Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme. In 2017, I contributed reportage to a programme on porridge. For a full list, please check out Press.
Originally I come from a visual arts background and trained as a photographer (kerstinrodgers.com), having had a number of exhibitions in Paris, Chartres and London. Starting out as a teenage photographer at the New Musical Express, my work has been published in all the main newspapers and magazines. My photography library is kept by Getty Images. An exhibition of my rock back catalogue is planned. The hit song ‘My Girl’s Mad at Me‘ by Madness was written about me. In 2018, my photographs were exhibited at the Getty Image Library exhibition ‘Beat Positive‘.
If you would like to commission me to photograph food, portraits, travel or. books or buy any of my photos, email [email protected].
Please do not use my photographs without my permission.
I launched the supper club/pop-up/underground restaurant movement in the UK in 2009 with my supper club The Underground Restaurant. Since then, hundreds of supper clubs have started in London and around the UK. My site Find a Supper Club is the central online resource for supper clubs to advertise their dates and locations.
I specialise in food, drink and travel. I’m a chef, recipe creator, author, blogger, photographer and social media influencer.
2014 Winner, best online food writer Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink awards
2014 Winner, Britmums outstanding blogger award
2014 Shortlistee, Pink Lady Food photography awards, Food in action section
2014 Shortlistee, European Street Food awards – best drink (home made root beer) and best dessert (pecan pie)
2013 Winner, Guild of Food Writers best blog of the year award
2012 Shortlistee, Guild of Food Writers best blog of the year award
2010 Evening Standard’s 1000 most influential people in London
2010 Shortlistee, London Restaurant Festival awards, for ‘One person’s passion’ award
Supper Club: recipes and notes from the underground restaurant (Harper Collins, 2011)
MsMarmitelover’s Secret Tea Party (Square Peg, November 2014)
Get Started in Food Writing (Hodder Staughton, June 2015)
V is for Vegan (Quadrille, April 2015) (USA, 2016)
Organic Carrot cookbook (Red publications 2019)
A passionate believer in the punk philosophy of DIY but applied to food, I innovated The Underground Farmer’s Market to encourage small producers and food businesses to sell their wares. Some markets take place at night, incorporate music and a foodie dragon’s den, where a panel of experts give advice.
Talks and demonstrations
2018: Food demonstrations at Willesden Library for City Read.
2018: Vegan Christmas canapés at Eat, Drink Show, Olympia.
2017: Food demonstrations at Brent Libraries.
2017: Food demonstrations, vegetarian Christmas at Eat, Drink Show, London.
2015: Talk on the sharing economy in Athens, along with Airbnb, Uber.
2013 and 2015: talks at Food Blogger Connect, London.
2014: Talk on fantasy themed supper clubs for Nine Worlds Geek Fest.
2013: Organised and headed Guardian masterclass on How to set up a supper club.
2013: Supper clubs, a journey at The Lost Lectures
2013: Demonstration at Veg Fest, London.
2013: I gave a talk at The Apple Store, London, for School of Grazia.
2013: Talk about ‘A guide to Good Taste’ for Innocent Drinks, London.
2012: food trends for BBC World.
2012: Talk about ‘salt’ for The Monday Club at The Assembly
2012: Talk ‘Tomorrow’s Table’ Global Food and Drink Summit for The Food People
2012: panel on Social Media for Editorial Intelligence
2012: Talk at the V & A
2011 to 14: Brit Mums Live conference: food styling and photography workshops, talking about copyright.
2010-11: talks for the Women’s Institute
2017: Judge at the Great Taste Awards and the British Cheese Awards.
2015: I appeared on Celebrity Masterchef, judging afternoon tea.
2015: Judge for Indigo Hotels local food business competition.
2012 -2014: Judge at Young British Foodie awards for ‘the most irreverent chef’.
2013: Judge in the section ‘vegetable’ for the YBF awards along with Bruno Loubet and Simon Rogan.
2012: Judge for Editorial Intelligence journalism ‘online political commentator’ awards 2012
2012: Judge of Best parent/food blogger at the Britmums Conference 2012.
Along with my colleague Zia Mays, I run Secret Garden Club, designed to promote the links between growing and cooking.
Blog header credit
The paintings were created by Margaret Rodgers.
Email: [email protected]